The new Buddistick Pro from Buddipole, Inc.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4FDT, Sep 4, 2021.

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  1. W4FDT

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    Check out the new Buddistick Pro from Buddipole, Inc. It is being released this week, if its not on the site, you can email them to get it before it hits their site. Ive used this antenna since January with great results, getting my KILO award from POTA.

     
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  2. N1IPU

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    Cost is a turn off for me. I am sure its great and their customer service was exceptional when I needed them but I can do more for a lot less including 80.
     
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  3. AJ6KZ

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    I always thought the Buddipole systems looked pretty slick, but as a SOTA operator just a bit too involved for me.
     
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  4. WX4CAZ

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    Nice and easy, just what I wanted. Thanks
     
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  5. K5QBF

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    Awesome video, the antenna works very well. We got a ZL station from Monte Sano on CW.
     
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  6. N3IOE

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    I already have a Buddistick. Outstanding portable antenna. Hope they also sell the collapsible tripod separate from the new Buddistick Pro. I think there would be a huge market for this. I'd be interested in purchasing the tripod.
     
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  7. N6XJP

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    I’ve had a Buddistick for many years. Way too fiddly. Way too unstable in my desert winds. The first time it topples everything breaks. I no longer use it for portable.
     
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  8. UT7UX

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    Chinese replicas there are. I don't think they would be interesting for US hams as they aren't noticeable cheaper than the original (I can say nothing towards quality as I never evaluated them). Meanwhile for overseas customers delivery fee from the US will be huge so Chinese 'free shipping' makes the replica's price much more affordable.
     
  9. W5MIL

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    I've never used a "portable" antenna but I ordered a Chameleon MPAS 2.0 on July 8 and it still hasn't shipped. If Chameleon doesn't get it to me by 2027, I might have to go for this Buddistick.
     
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  10. N1IPU

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    I would not hold it against them. Supply chain is broken and they can't plan for a new youtube vids creating a mass of sales. But to be honest If I was going to spend big bucks on one I would go with buddipole. Like I said above they always were quick on the phone and quick to resolve any issue.
     
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