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Set up and teardown is quick and easy. Great for mountain topping. ‘Saves the day’ when the soil is so hard it’s next to impossible to drive a big stake for an antenna pole. I use three 5 lb. ankle weights on the tripod legs and the counterpoise kit, and it hasn’t blown over yet even in a stiff breeze. I like the mil-stick better than telescoping verticals.
With the counterpoise kit, I can tune 80-10M with the exception of 17M with my rig’s built-in tuner.
Heck, I even use it when I could drive a stake and erect a pole for my G5RV jr dipole, because it’s so easy to set up.
I’ve worked Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa on 20 thru 10 from eastern PA when the bands are open. Not bad for a 13′ vertical radiator on a 6 1/2′ mast.
Great value for the money when compared to other portable antenna options such as the ‘stick’ dipoles and others. No need to get out of the chair and fuss with coils to QSY between bands.
Yes, it won’t pick up very weak stations as well as a portable wire antenna. But, ‘if you can hear them, you can work them’ with 100W.
Satisfied customer of a Made in the USA product.
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