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Author Topic: Miracle Whip Antenna  (Read 20071 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 04:03:34 AM »

If you're in the clear it will work (back pack up a mountain). If you're a "rare" or desirable call/QTH it will work (vacation to DX). Or combine them -- get on a mountain in a rare state like ND. But keep in mind it is a VERY small inefficient radiator. Guys have to want to work you enough to dig out a weaker signal -- cuz you will be. If the "noise floor" is high like during a contest weekend forget it. If you want long easy copy rag chew QSOs forget it.

But if you want light easy cheap portable it is a nice answer. Not as cheap as a couple lengths of hook up wire -- but way less than Budipoles or MFJ loops. Way easier/quicker than dipoles or tuners and long wires. Picnic table portable from a beach .......... balcony view from the 27th floor ........... the "kick" of working anyone anywhere anyway you can with low power so you can say you did it are all good reasons to have one and lots of guys do.
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