Buddipole Reaches New Heights with Mastwerks

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KM6FAK, Jul 20, 2019.

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  1. K3NXH

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    Wishing you the best of luck Chris with your new Mastwerks venture, I am sure you will make a success out of it.
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  2. K7CB

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    "As we all know the height of your antenna can make all the difference whether your operating VHF/UHF or trying to maximize your take off angle for some good DX on HF."

    G8KNC, WU8Y, AF9US and 2 others like this.
  3. AA7EJ

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    Yes, everybody is an expert in grammatical editing.
    Never mind the technical error showing minimal knowledge about "take off angle".
    Or is "maximize" equal to "minimal" ?
    73 Shirley
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  4. KC5HWB

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    This is a great system. I used one at WFD last January. Looking forward to deploying it again in the future.
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  5. W9RTB

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    I called for info and pricing. I was send a price list. If my memory is correct $400-$600 range. You could email them for more info.
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  6. NU4R

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    If your memory is correct....YIPES!

    Thanks Randy & 73!
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  7. AJ4XM

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    At 3 feet ASL I am definitely vertically challenged. But my Buddipole has worked well for my QRP work and does DX nicely. Something about take off angle. I have met Chris and his father at Dayton and had several discussions about guying and element support in windy conditions. They have been very helpful and offered lots of suggestions. I have seen continual improvement in the product line and quality of components over the past several years. The new taller mast line has some good potential. I expect they will post prices online as hey get that more refined. I would like to see a remotely tunable coil, but since you have to change element length it still has to come down for most changes. When you try something like a StepIR single element that can be adjusted in place, you add a lot of weight and make it hard to support.
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  8. K4BAD

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    OOH....I like this.
    However, I tremble at the expected price...Ouch
  9. W3LES

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    Guess your right W9HBH
    "Red flag no pricing on web site, old saying if you have to ask you can't afford it. May have to wait for MFJ's copy" although I could never
    understand why they do it..,,,
  10. KA2IRQ

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    There's no pricing on a lot of web sites... it isn't an indication of anything really. It is really just a marketing ploy to get you to call or further research the product by viewing other marketing materials, calling a sales person, or in other ways getting involved with the product- all of which will gear you towards a purchase when you see how great it is (their thinking).

    Price is only an obstacle in the absence of value. And the more you look at a product, in general, the more chance you will have of finding the value in it. Then when you see the price, you'll more often than not justify it.

    If I told you an antenna "mast" was $5000 you would probably balk at it. If you then saw it was a small crank over tower that could support a massive antenna, your thinking would probably change and you'd think $5000 was a bargain... because the value of the tower went up when you saw what it could do.

    I would never begrudge a manufacturer for not including pricing. On the contrary, I think they are more looking for customers who want to interact with their products prior to making a purchase rather than simple "price shoppers" who always want the cheapest thing they can get their hands on.

    Having said all of that, I think you also have a case here of a new product and the web site hasn't quite caught up just yet. Give it a little time.
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