|I bought one of these as an experiment after discovering that the tuning coil in my Versa Tuner was identical to the base loading coil on the Hy-Gain 18VS.|
The Thunderpole was mounted on an 18 foot scaffold pole with no radials, but was earthed to a ground spike at the bottom of the pole. It easily tunes for the center of the 10 meter band and I worked the Bahamas on my first try!
Stick the Versa Tuner on it and it will tune 12, 15, 17 ,20 and 40 meters. Honestly believe me for 25 dollars US it's worth it just for the experiment. I've worked all of Europe, North Africa, Russia and down the east coast of the US on this thing. I know the purists amongst you will hate the idea, but when space and cash are limited this will get you working on the bands. Just don't tell anyone! Say you are using a Hustler, Hy-Gain or Cushcraft.