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Old August 6th 05, 02:45 PM
Yves Dussault
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Default Buddipole antenna

I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD
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Old August 7th 05, 03:24 PM
F8BOE
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Good backyard weekend project!
Easy to make, and handle.
I might perhaps make one too...
F8BOE

Yves Dussault a écrit :
I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD

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Old August 7th 05, 11:37 PM
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http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2651

More reviews of the antenna.

73 joe

Yves Dussault wrote:

I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD


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Old August 8th 05, 12:18 AM
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Yves Dussault wrote:
I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD


The Buddipole is a short, loaded portable antenna. Works OK for
camping, pedestrian mobile, field day, mobile and any number of other
uses. I would not use it as my primary antenna at my home QTH.
Gary N4AST

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Old August 10th 05, 10:50 PM
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Fred McKenzie wrote:
In article .com,
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Yves Dussault wrote:
I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD


The Buddipole is a short, loaded portable antenna. Works OK for
camping, pedestrian mobile, field day, mobile and any number of other
uses. I would not use it as my primary antenna at my home QTH.


Gary & JG & YD-

If the Buddipole is the one I'm thinking of, you can make out a lot
cheaper by buying or making a bracket that has capability of mounting two
mobile whips as a dipole.

I have one that came from the Lakeview Company in Anderson, South
Carolina. I have it mounted on a five foot section of TV mast supported by
a roof-mount tripod from Radio Shack. I've seen slightly different
brackets from other companies at hamfests.

I tried it with a pair of different mobile whips. One was a single-band
Ham Stick (Lakeview?) and the other a Hustler. On 40 Meters it didn't
work nearly as well as a full dipole, but not bad for an indoor loaded
dipole about five feet off the floor!

73, Fred, K4DII


Hi Fred, The orginal poster referred to the Buddipole antenna which
is a commerical antenna sold by that name. What you are thinking of is
2 mobile Hamsticks mounted on a bracket configured as a dipole. Other
than them both being dipoles, they are not that much alike.
The Buddipole is very light weight, covers 40m-2m by adjustment of
loading coils, and element length. I have seen people walking around
at hamfests using them, they had a harness like one would use for a
flag in a parade to support the "mast". They had one of the little
Yaesu Xcvrs (817?) strapped to their back, and were in QSO with
somebody, may have been a guy in the parking lot with a mobile.
The Hamstick dipoles are about the same length (16') but are heavier.
The efficiency is probably less on 40m and 20m due to the loading
schemes. To change bands you have to have aquire 2 more Hamstiks for
each band you wish to use. The Hamsticks can do 80m and maybe 160m,
but they are near dummy loads on these bands. The Hamsticks seem to
have more "sag" than the Buddipole.
As I stated in my previous post, I would hate to have to rely on either
as my primary base antenna.
Gary N4AST

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Old August 14th 05, 05:22 AM
Michael Herron
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What or how do you intend to use it? Portable mobile or? If use is when
portable from a mobile situation, a decent screwdriver antenna will
outperform it bigtime!!
"Yves Dussault" wrote in message
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I'm thinking of getting a Buddipole antenna.
I would loke comments on that antenna.
Thanks.
VE2ATD



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Old October 5th 05, 07:34 PM
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If the Buddipole is the one I'm thinking of, you can make out a lot
cheaper by buying or making a bracket that has capability of mounting two
mobile whips as a dipole.


I did that with two 80- or two 40-meter whips mounted about two feet above
the cab (pointed straight forward and straight aft) of my pickup truck
(which has a topper on the rear at essentially the same height, and it
"got out" like gangbusters!

Unfortunately, one day the forward-pointing whip exactly snared the loop
on the rope used to close the garage door, and several things broke!
(But, fortunately, it didn't damage the garage door.)
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