FT-8, and this type of antenna are a killer-combo

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  1. VE3CNU

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  2. AK4RH

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    You better get out of that cats way he looks mad !:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  3. W7UUU

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    That's cool but your results would multiply hugely if you put a bunch of ground-mounted radials on that antenna

    Dave
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  4. KR6AUL

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    Key up 1k and watch that cat glow!
     
  5. PA3ECL

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    If you want a better endfed take a look here https://www.hyendcompany.nl/
    Horizontal or Vertical it does the job. No counterpoise needed and works great.
     
  6. KF5FEI

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    We've built a number of these antennas at a club build-a-thon, and they do work. I have a heavier duty version I run when portable, and it works pretty well - with no counterpoise. If you are running over 5-10 watts, you'll want the radio way away from the balun and you want to use at least the minimum amount of coax spelled out in the instructions.
     

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