I am a believer!
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After a couple inquiries to Steve at Alpha Antenna I pulled the trigger on the ProMaster 80-10 vertical. To say I was surprised would be an understatement… This antenna is awesome! I have a odd shaped small backyard so antenna real estate is pretty limited. I use a 40m loop at low height that hangs in a collapsed triangular shape. While the loop is a great receiving antenna, its limited on transmit. Enter the ProMaster. My 1st contact was with a California station who gave me a 59 (I was running 50w), next qso was with a Brazilian who gave the same. The build quality is top notch and the antenna goes up and down in about 10 minutes (currently I bring the antenna down when rocky weather approaches). I couldn’t be happier, yes, it’s a little more noisy than the loop, but I can work 80m which I’ve never been able to do, and it performs admirably as a general SWL antenna (I’m a SWL first and foremost). BTW, I purchased the tripod to mount the antenna, its one stout piece and will serve well as a portable option once I install a permanent mount for the ProMaster. Thanks Alpha!