Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by K5VZD, Apr 25, 2019.
tks Barry appreciate the info
For QRP I advise; the litle rigs need the B I G antennas.
A short base loaded antenna like that needs several 1/4 wave long radials at least.
I could go on , but you don't want to hear it.
Going portable with QRP , and an undersized antenna will break your heart after a while.
But when it all comes together and you work some great DX on a whip with 3 watts it's so cool!
I tried an ATAS antenna once.
It was so "fiddly" ..that and small parts easily "lost" in the grass, I thought better of it.
I think adjusting the whip on a "hamstick" antenna in small increments is as difficult as I have patience.
I like wire antennas.
I had to practice tossing lines up in trees, and working out "best" method for getting the wire antenna set up.
I think you may find the antenna you are considering to be difficult to adjust.
The portability factor helps at times. Travelling to KC next weekend. This setup will net enough cw and ssb to make the packing worth the trip! Anderson power poles for the counterpoises, formula above is spot on!!!