Fun time yesterday on 40M listening to W1ZY and his adventures with his new QTH. He was making contacts on two phased verticals in a salt marsh on the coast of RI running 400w. Quite a pileup went on from Africia, EU, Costa Rica, and western Canada. After about an hour and the band started to fad I went to his QRZ.com page - rather detailed with his experiments on verticals. Good fodder to prove the need of a proper ground system with verticals.