Buddipole mini 9-section shockcord whip

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

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