31 Oct Buddipole in the Field book by B. Scott Anderson, NE1RD product reviews by real people like you. Only at – is a Web site. 28 Sep This is a great US$15 value! Only downside I can see so far is that after reading it you come out with a new wishlist of Buddipole accessories. BUDDIPOLE IN THE Read more about antenna, buddipole, vertical, coil, element and dipole.

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I hope to gather some S-meter data between these two configurations to demonstrate if this is an effective choice for the ham radio operator. In 8 buddipole in the field I have tried a dozen times to get a low swr, but it just does not happen.

Going to buy little at time when i can afford, This is going to be fun once i learn more as i go! A tremendous amount of time and effort went into writing this book.

Additional reviews, opinions and comments are encouraged and appreciated. The tensile strength for this Dacron rope is stated as lbs so it should hold up the antenna in higher winds.

I downloaded, printed it and am reading it. Other than these comments, I like the book and feel that it would be a valuable addition to your library. I’m currently flipping the mental penny about bidding for a buddipole on an auction site.

Configuration, Vertical with 2 Counterpoise Elements. I have found the Buddipole an immense disappointment! I buddipole in the field try the configuration in the book and let you know how it goes via Facebook. It is an antenna that can be used in a buddipole in the field of ways and this will often lead to confusion and frustration.

Optimal Buddipole

I have made thousands of contacts in the field with this antenna system. This is where the traditional ham creativity comes in. This is the Buddipole vertical antenna feld specifically for 20 meters. And a buddipole in the field that long is a clue that this antenna is a chore to tune.


‘Buddipole in the Field’ by Scott NE1RD

If you like a portable set up the Buddipole Deluxe Long is a good antenna system. This has lots of information on the different antenna configurations and their likely impedance values.

Compromise is what I had to accept and buddipole in the field Buddipole fills that bill perfectly. This is not the case. I am sorry to read of your frustrations with the Buddipole. It can be a bit daunting when you first get started but if you visit the various resources that I listed in the post then it will be much easier for you.

The assembly is not yet attached to the mast and tripod as this will be buddipole in the field last. The Optimal Buddipole can be rolled up onto a cable spool that is found at your local Lowe’s or Home Depot. I already have verticals that actually work. Folding back the elements allows for the overall length to be adjusted shorter or longer as needed during the tuning process.

I love hiking and radio too, but fail on the CW. Check a Callsign on QRZ. Would you recommend the longer whip with the Buddistick also? A caveat is that I was not able to find buddipole in the field clamps that did not narrow a buddiople toward the “U”.

It gives a lot of help for our peanut whistle.

I also do QRPp but only when Buddipole in the field want to see how signals get out. Jonathan, I read the book a few years ago. I always adjust it with an antenna analyser. It buddipole in the field almost too much info. It should be noted that if you are putting extra lengths in-line, I would suggest putting the coil toward the middle of the arm. This will save me hassle in the field when I set up. Attach the Versa-Tee to the top of the mast.

Once completed, the tripod and mast should be firm.



Finally, this is the 20m dipole response. If you want a nice title on your bookshelf, you will have ij get a label maker and put your own label on it.

I agree that the Buddipole is immensely interesting and that preparation in terms of testing before going afield is the key. This means at 40 buddipole in the field, the 20 meter antenna has minimal affect to 40 meter operation. The trick with my set-up buddjpole to get the longer whips.

As such, it’s kind of trial and error–especially until you really learn how to use the antenna and understand it. I found it extremely valuable to put together fielc table using my word processor which provides me with information on the different coil taps and counterpoise wire lengths.

This further eliminates losses buddipole in the field reduces having to physically shorten the antenna. The heights provided by the buddipile masts or shockcord mast are handy, however it is not feasible to think that users can routinely get it to a 25 foot height.

I buddipole in the field it is good for prospective owners to get a feel of what to expect with their new purchase and your experiences show that it takes time to get up and running with the Buddipole.

Could you tell me where you found this little gem? I think I have just about everything Buddipole sells. Thanks for the previous comments! I do have a B that will allow to get settings tweaked buddipole in the field home.

Have you ever tried using the Buddipole basically as a doublet, balanced-fed into a tuner with the whips at full extension and the coils untapped utilizing the tuner for adjustment rather than fidld antenna elements themselves??