Good evening all.... I've got a simple question: which is the more efficient, a base loaded 8' whip,or a 7.5' Hamstick? Just for this discussion, the parameters are: 40m use only, mounted on a vehicle, assuming proper bonding to the metal structure.... both tuned to an SWR of 1:1 to 1.5:1.... fed by identical coaxial feed lines, running 100w.... at the same elevation. It would seem that they should perform about the same, but do they? My experience seems to indicate otherwise.