I have been the Buddipole since over 2 years now, and I very
satisfied. The quality of construction and the RF results are
excellent for a portable antenna. I have the deluxe package. Budd
W3FF always delevery mature and finished products. I'm in contact
with him very often. I will receive in a few weeks another parts that
will permit to build a 2 elements yagi on 6M with the Buddipole package.
I did a lot of DX contacts, even using QRP power !!!
If you ever need or want quality and you want to buy only once, this
is THE antenna.
Look at my website for many pics about different configuration with
this antenna... even on 80M !!
Jean: I agree with your assessment on the Buddipole. Only gripe I have
is with the "coil contacts". Easy to loose and at $4.+ each to replace,
has caused me to focus on "behaviour modification". I should be working
on that anyway.
Bill, I leave the coil contact always there, on each color marker. I
bought a second of "coil contact" set to fully cover all color
markers and I put a few drops of glue on each... so they can't loose
At 12$ a set, don,t loose them too often !!! ;-)
/¯\/¯\/¯\/¯\/¯\/¯\ JEAN-FRANCOIS MENARD
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> Jean: I agree with your assessment on the Buddipole. Only gripe I
> have is with the "coil contacts". Easy to loose and at $4.+ each
> to replace, has caused me to focus on "behaviour modification". I
> should be working on that anyway.
> Carry on