I had a single helically wound 1/4WL for 10m on my car.
Could not tell any difference between it and a slightly longer whip, but
base loaded 1/4wl whip also mounted on the car.
A/B and all.
GO FOR IT!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Helically wound vertical dipoles
> Bob Coomler wrote:
> > Has anyone had any experience (good, bad or ugly) with
> > helically wound vertical dipoles?
> A few years back in CQ magazine there was an article about
> helically wound verticals. They were wound on PVC and worked
> very well. We had one for field day which worked 40, 20 (and 30
> thrown in for good measure). They had a PVC base and vertical
> sections. The 30 meter one used the 40 meter bottom half and the
> 30 meter top half and the 20 meter one had it's own top and
> bottom half. The whole thing broke down into a real slick
> package. Gonna make one for myself for FD this year. 73
> Tom W7WHY
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