So, Alan you have owned, used and reviewd this antenna and all antennas like it? You seem to have such a poor opinion of it and it's siblings.
Alan, It seems that your opinion of anything which you did not make, design or install has to be a farce or just pure junk.
WE1X's comment is the most intelligent reply of the entire thread.
Prof Applegate said: "When it comes to antennas, using the reviews section hereabouts, is assuming there is a goose that laid a golden egg. The truth is, there isn't one! It's all hype.
It is an unfortunate fact of amateur radio these days, that so many fall into the myriad of hyped, and wild claims about J-Poles, 43 foot verticals, OCF antennas of every ilk, end fed wires (incorrectly called end-fed dipoles), and other wonder antennas.
As alluded to above, the specific installation has a lot to do with whether you end up with enough common mode currents to melt your shack, as well as the level of success. If you want to assure success, then put up a tried and true dipole(s), and forget the alsorans.
Alan, KØBG www.k0bg.com