"COMPACtenna" - fact or fiction?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KK6QMS, May 27, 2017.

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  1. WR2E

    WR2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Fair enough...

    But the presentation of THIS antenna contains too much smoke and too many mirrors to be believable as to that being the case.
  2. N8EKT

    N8EKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm the ultimate skeptic when it comes to any "new" or "improved" antennas so I too have my reservations

    Guess I've seen far to many 1/4 wave 2 meter whips marketed as dual banders
    and "super HD TV" antennas that claim a 200 mile range advertised by somebody who was selling miracle laundry soap the week before

    I may buy one for testing

    If I do, I will test it against industry standard mobile antennas while driving in an urban environment then cut it apart and post my findings
  3. KK6QMS

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    do it do it do it!
  4. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd like ten of them. The check will be in the e-mail tonight.;) BTW, how much is shipping and handling?:rolleyes:


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  6. WR2E

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  7. KR3DX

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  8. KR3DX

    KR3DX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cell towers do that because not all cell phone users hold their phone with its antenna always in the vertical plane........
    and "polarity diversity" INCREASES the instances of signal reflection, which is the cause of fading. Like everything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to doing it one way or the other, you have to choose which way is better for the more common circumstances. In this case its because the physical orientation of the cell phone antennas are unpredictable.
  9. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    That has a nice ring to it. Are there more lyrics?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  10. KK6QMS

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    Not sure I follow you. It is a patent applied for by, invented by, and assigned to Jack Nilsson.

    Anyway- the patent and design is actually looking good. I have not read it top to bottom yet. The issues that remain are his claims and presentation. I see a nice wide banded vertically polarized antenna using a wide conductor. Seems like instead of large dia pipe to get wider band response you flatten it. Ok. Cool.

    Anyway enjoying the discourse in this thread.

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