There are no reviews on the Hy-Gain 5BDQ-S.http://www.hy-gain.com/Product.php?productid=DP-5BDQ
I do not have the room for a full size 75 meter dipole and thought this may be the solution. One of my local hams suggested it since he know of all the trouble I have gone through working on getting a good signal out on 75 phone that I can run my linear amp on as well with fair SWR and be happy. He (K9RUF) ran one of these many years ago and said it was a great small lot antenna and would do legal limit with low SWR.
So far the following antennas I have tried have not been able to produce a good 75 phone signal for me and allow the Dentron to even be used because of high SWR and low performance even with my Nye-J matchbox.
Van Gordon SD80 = Did a great job on 20 with the tuner no good on 40 and 75. http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1229
Alfa Delta DXB = no good for me at all. Did not work at all for me - maybe my alum. tower was not working as the needed counterpoise. Gave up on this one early on and sold at a local hamfest. I know many have had good luck with A-D antennas - just not me - maybe on my lot and configuration. http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1017
RadioWavz Double Bazooka - Just the single leg design (not the double design) they do not show the single leg model but they do make and sell it = Did OK on 40 up to 100 watts but no good for 75 at all. Gave up on this one as well and resold it at a local hamfest. http://www.radiowavz.com/html/double_bazooka.html
MFJ- G5RV same results as the RadioWavz above. It is the current antenna I have up now. http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/2389
I know the secret is to put up a full size 80 meter dipole or Windom and be done with it and I would have a good antenna for 75.
But I just plain do not have the space for it on my small lot with too many pine and oak trees and above ground electric service feed.
So I find the Hy-Gain to be short enough to work on my lot and with my tower.
What can any of you tell me about your luck with the 5BDQ-S trap dipole antenna? Will it let me put out a 500 watt AM signal on 75 phone and a 1KW on SSB on 75? This is my goal - Naturally I want it to work the same on 40 for me as well.
I have lots of photos of the current antennas on QRZ
see >> http://www.qrz.com/
enter wb9mcw in the search box.
Note - The Van Gordon SD-80 is the one in the photo not the G5RV.
The G5RV is up now and has 2 foot wooden stand offs on the tower.
73 - WB9MCW - Bryan on the Fox River in McHenry, IL.