Quoth the press release:
"The distributed- load, monopole antennas are smaller, produce high
efficiency, and retain good to excellent bandwidth. And they have multiple
Most of the applications discussed seemed to apply to vhf/uhf/shf
spectrum. I have a call in to Rob Vincent now. It'll be interesting
to see if he calls back, and how his work differs from an ordinary,
shortened, loaded monopole. A hamstick, after all, is a distributed load
monopole. He's only claiming doubled range...and raising base impedance
by a factor of 2 to 4 would do that, working against a lousy ground plane.
Most interested to see what Vincent has to say, versus our speculations.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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