I want to get a half dozen or more of these to use as portable antenna parts - NVIS, Vertical, etc... specifically, attach a few to the bottom of a
vertical and stretch them out as radials. or, in the case of a multi-band antenna like the http://www.eham.net/articles/5747
use them as an adjustable antenna instead of the precut flexweave wires.
seems to me that we could do a lot with a few of these.
The query now is... does anyone have knowledge of a particular brand of a "measuring tape" or self winding antenna which he would RECOMMEND for the purposes set forth above??
once again, this is a small plastic case with a ring attached to a wire which is wound onto a spring spool so that as you pull it out, it is under tension. when you release it, it coils back up again inside the case.
Very same principle as the pocket measuring tape. It just uses wire instead of steel tape.
These used to be available everywhere some 20 yrs ago or so.