Life is full of compromises. So are antennas. My new antenna will not much better than my extended Miracle Whip, only the last one has horizontal polarization because my wire act like a vertical with counterpoises. The new vertical (Falcon Out 250 B) is better for low angle DX. The wire hangs in front of the house, and is very stealth. The 7,13 meter vertical will be placed at the back of the house because the local administration needs a building permit if the antenna is longer than 5 meters. At the back it’s also stealth and neighbors won’t be disturbed. The Falcon looks like the Comet CHA250B as Adam M6RDP said earlier. I don’t know if it is the same. Looking at pictures they are similar. The Comet is made from aluminum and the Falcon from fiberglass? I put the antenna on a pole 15 ft above ground. Not very high and I read that they suggested for the Comet 30 ft up. For me it’s too high and can give problems with stormy weather along the coast here. And neighbors can see the antenna from the street. But the antenna at the back will not have many obstacles. I read on Eham reviews of the Comet that more radio amateurs placed the antenna at approx. 15 ft. Some radio amateurs even at ground level. Reviews at Eham of the Comet are 3.5 out of 5. Most of them give a 4 or 5 and a few give a Ø. There is often a big difference in judgment. Why? I don’t know really. I’ll give it a try.
I was an early riser this morning so I tried 80 meters, because on 40 meter was nothing yet. With PSK31 I worked OK1DIB Adolf from Tyn, Czech Republic. We have worked before. With PSK63 I worked OE6BMG Fred from Zeltweg, Austria. On 30 meter F1EUS Jean from France (Provence) France with PSK31. On 20 meter EH1FGM from Spain with CW. My Miracle Whip and Wire doing a great job so far. I hope the vertical will not disappoint me.