> Has anyone every used a T2FD to make a contact?
> How about on QRP?
> I know it is supposed to be a good receiving
> antenna but not sure if anyone uses it for
I'll be honest up front; I have no experience with
The T2FD has a poor reputation as a transmitting
antenna, particularly on the lower bands.
In this article on NVIS propagation from QST, the
author mentions that amateurs serving in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina initially tried
using T2FD antennas, with poor results. They
obtained much better signal reports when they
switched to full length fan dipoles. (This is
described in the sidebar on the last page, labeled