This is a full half wave length on 80 meters, meaning it’s 135 feet long. Getting that much wire strung up to be a vertical antenna is beyond me. As a compromise, I put a bunch of army surplus fiberglass poles together as tall as I could. The wire goes up the poles for about 25 feet. From there it slopes at 45 degrees over to my big tower. Not ideal but it gets the wire somewhat vertical.
I worked quite a bit of QSOs with this antenna but only stateside. I was hoping for dx, of course. I modeled the antenna and the slope kills the low angle takeoff. Takeoff angle is about 40 degrees, making it a great NVIS, and explaining the lack of dx. It’s coming down.
Thoughts on next antenna trial:
A K5RP rectangular loop for 80 meters.