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Offline IK5XCT

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Re: What's your favourite antenna for portable activity?
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2015, 23:41:52 UTC »
I like my DXLOOP .. an interesting project with a higher gain compared to Alexloop .... i use 1,2m external diameter with Cellflex 1/2" (copper ext. diam 12,3mm) .. AlexLoop use 1m with RS217 (cooper ext diam7,35mm) ... the theoretical gains are higher (20m DXLOOP efficiency than the dipole positioned half-wave height: 66% -- 20m ALEXLOOP efficiency: 37,8%), (40m DXLOOP efficiency: 15,1% -- 20m ALEXLOOP efficiency: 5,1%) .... You can see my project  http://www.qsl.net/ik5xct/   lookat DXLOOP  or watch this video https://youtu.be/quADHsJWWjA ... Anyway .. Alexloop is a good product but very expensive !!!

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Offline W6VFW

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Re: What's your favourite antenna for portable activity?
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2015, 21:49:42 UTC »
My favorite is the Par Endfedz 10-20-40 with my 31 foot jacktite fiberglass telescoping pole. I am setup in just minutes. When I feel like struggling a little, I use my buddiepole antenna. I like it, but just takes too long too setup.
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Tony