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HORIZONTAL ANTENNAS

ANTENNA
Model
Builder
Entrant
SIGNAL
dB
+/-REF
SIZE
DEPLOYED
Length
 (feet)
SIZE
PACKED
(inch)
WEIGHT
Approx
lb
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Super Antenna MP1 SuperStick #1 Portable Vertical Worldwide
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Horizontal
0.00 33 - - ZOOM Dipole of #6AWG copper braided wire supported on composite fiber dipole.
YP-2 Yagi Portable Beam
Super Antenna
Forward

+2.85
 

Front-
to-
back ratio=
18.64dB
*

18.8 36x4x5 5 ZOOM
ZOOM
Portable 2 element collapsible yagi beam of tubular aluminum, with 3/8-24 fittings, coils. Adjustable boom spacing, multiband. Half of the driven element becomes a vertical whip.
*Note: recent manufacturer revised set-up dimensions may provide increased gain. This is the highest gain antenna ever tested in the HFpack Pedestrian Antenna Shootouts.
Buddipole (long)
W3FF Antennas
Budd W3FF
+0.10 22.3 22x5x5 3 ZOOM
ZOOM
Collapsible portable dipole of tubular aluminum, stainless steel telescopic whip, tapped, band-jumper coil, multiband. With 3/8-24 fittings, stackable arms, swivel mount. Half of the element becomes a vertical whip.
Buddipole (medium)
W3FF Antennas
Budd W3FF
-0.04 18.2 22x4x5 2.5 ZOOM
ZOOM
Collapsible portable dipole of tubular aluminum, stainless steel telescopic whip, tapped, band-jumper coil, multiband. With 3/8-24 fittings, stackable arms, swivel mount. Half of the element becomes a vertical whip.
YP-1 Portable Dipole
Super Antennas

-0.07 18.8 36x4x4 3 ZOOM Portable collapsible dipole of tubular aluminum, with 3/8-24 fittings, band coils. Half of the element becomes a vertical whip antenna.
KQ6XA Wing Dipole:
Bonnie KQ6XA
-0.32 23 14x2x2 1.5 - Wire dipole on two telescopic Cabellas fishing poles and mounted on a backpack frame in a wide V angle. Ends of elements bent back and stretched between the tips of the poles with elastic band. Homebrew.
Buddipole (short)
W3FF Antennas
Budd W3FF
-1.04 15.4 22x4x4 2 ZOOM
ZOOM
Collapsible portable dipole of tubular aluminum, stainless steel telescopic whip, tapped, band-jumper coil, multiband. With 3/8-24 fittings, stackable arms, swivel mount. Half of the element becomes a vertical whip antenna.
RDS-106
Radix
-1.16 9.5
+capacity
hats
- - ZOOM Collapsible portable rabbit ears dipole of stainless steel, changeable coils, capacitance end hats of stainless whips, with integral balun mount.
Hamstick Dipole
Lakeview
Bonnie KQ6XA
-1.86 14.9 - 1.5
ZOOM
2 mobile whips arranged in a dipole configuratoin using #9120 Lakeview Hamsticks.
Hustler Whip Dipole
Hustler
Glenn WB6W
-2.11 13.7 - 3.3 ZOOM
ZOOM
2 mobile whips arranged in a dipole configuration using New-Tronics Hustler resonator coils RM-20 with MO-1 masts. Homebrew configuration.
SuperDuper Maldol Dipole
Ken WB6MLC
-3.54 11.1 - 1.5 ZOOM
ZOOM
2 portable Maldol whips arranged in a dipole configuration, with 22" aluminum extension tubing arms.
Homebrew mod.

KA5S Tape Dipole
Cortland KA5S
-3.58 33 - - - 2 steel tape measure reels arranged as an inverted vee, with aligator clips attached to the feedpoint. Reels are pancaked together at the feedpoint. Possible losses due to reels absorbing RF. Homebrew.
DP-14 Rabbit Ear Dipole
Diamond
Bonnie KQ6XA
-3.78 10 - 1 ZOOM Rabbit ear collapsible portable V-dipole with integral balun, stainless steel whips. 
Changeable coils.

ANTENNA
Model
Builder
Entrant
SIGNAL
dB
+/-REF
SIZE
DEPLOYED
Length
 (feet)
SIZE
PACKED
(inch)
WEIGHT
Approx
lb
PHOTO
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COMMENTS
NOTES
DESCRIPTION

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