Today I spent some time playing around with my new mini 9-section shockcord whip. I started out on 10m and used the standard mini-buddipole parts. Versatee –> 2×11″ arms each side –> coil –> standard whip. I set this up as a horizontal dipole, with the coils tapped in 1.5 turns on each side. Whips fully extended. I fed the Versatee with the TRSB at 1:1, with 25′ of RG-8X coax. The antenna performed really well with low SWR, and I was easily able to work a Brazil station.
Next up was 12 meters with the shockcord as a vertical. I put the 9-section whip on the versatee, with the stinger retracted and no accessory arms, no co