I don't have an HOA, but I don't: a. have the space outside for an 80 meter dipole, nor: b. does my wife want visible antennas on the outside of the house. So I've been in the mode of finding an indoor antenna that works, and is cheap. I strung a 29 foot end fed antenna around the ceiling of my sun porch and it reached Hawaii on WSPR on 2watts, and it received from Europe on FT8 (not set up for transmit yet). I can't keep it there because, well it's our sun porch.
I thought I'd improve things by putting up a 40m OCFD around the perimeter of the ceiling of my garage... work in progress.
But I really wish for an 80m OCFD. No way to fit 40 meters of wire in my garage, but the question above came to mind.
I definitely have room in the basement for 40 meters of wire. My basement has very high ceilings so it'd be up about 12 feet from the concrete floor, but really only about 1 to 2 feet above outside ground level.
Thus my question. Would this work at all? I don't need great results...
I already know there are other indoor and stealth alternatives... but I still have this question about a basement antenna.