Before I would lay down my hard earned cash, for a ZR3, (dipole design) that
essentially lays on the ground, I would seriously look at an attic dipole. It
is real easy to poke a hole in the sheet rock for coax or ladder line. The
repair of the hole takes but a few minutes.
Over the years I have had many attic dipoles. The most efficient was a Zepp
with ladder line and a tuner. (Worked 163 countries/100W) Another location
prevented me from using a very long dipole in the attic sooooo, I used two
Slinky's (toy,metal version) in a Zepp configuration, again fed with ladder
line. The non-Slinky Zepp covered 10-40M whereas the Slinky Zepp covered
10-80M. I never tried a trap dipole but you may want to go that way if you
don't like ladder line --
An attic dipole is a no-brainer! Save your money for the Dayton Hamvention!
Val L. Erwin
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