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KC0NYG
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« on: April 26, 2004, 02:46:06 PM »

I was just wondering if anyone has used the workman brand of ham sticks?  I found these at a ham fest for 11 dollars and wondered if they are worth the money.
Thanks in advance.
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AC2RC
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2004, 09:35:21 AM »

Worth  $11 ? sure. I picked one up for 80m because my whip +tuner is poor on 80m but viable with the hamstick and the tuner tunes within the band. I'm sure that the real Hamstick is better quality but I have no direct performance comparison.
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K0BG
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2004, 09:53:43 AM »

They're both less than optimum antennas especially on 80 (75) meters. The coil Q is all but nonexistant and they are short, but if it is all you have, use it.

Alan, KØBG
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AB9DF
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2004, 11:31:37 PM »

I have owned one for 20 40 and 80 meters.  Despite all that can be said about them, I have personally found that they work great.  I have made 80 meter contacts while driving at distances of 1200 miles.  Cant speak to quality but I have had a lot of fun using them.  

73  Rob
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