I get my general in a few months.
I'm thinking of this guy:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=017&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=270099808949&rd=1&rd=1
On two 20-30ft masts on the roof. 1. To pickup sporadic E on 10 meters and for when I pick up my general ticket in a few months and grab an IC-718.
I couldn't find alot out about this dipole on the web other then it's a good idea to run a rope through it to support it mechanically.
What I'm curious about is how does one set the band for this guy? (Not trusting the manufacturer for a minute that it's "magic") Is it all done in the tuner or is it the actuall length that you stretch the slinky out? If you think about it a slinky is the same length of wire regardless of how far you strecth it.
As always your views are appreciated.