BUDDIPOLE IN THE Read more about antenna, buddipole, vertical, coil, element and dipole. 31 Oct Buddipole in the Field book by B. Scott Anderson, NE1RD product reviews by real people like you. Only at – is a Web site. 28 Sep This is a great US$15 value! Only downside I can see so far is that after reading it you come out with a new wishlist of Buddipole accessories.

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Trust me when I say that an antenna analyzer is a must! Other than these comments, I like the book and feel that it would be a valuable addition to your library. Field Radio now also has a group on MeWe. But I will take your advice.

Its important when they are low to the ground on the 10 or 18 foot pole that they are off center fed, i. Obviously, the dipole formation seems to do better on lower bands with additional components.

Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. When I first started using my Buddipole I did not have an antenna analyser and I quickly regretted this. Can you print a free copy of the pdf file available at buddipole.

I love hiking and radio too, but fail on the CW. If you are anything like me then being spoilt for choice can lead to confusion and a certain amount of procrastination!

Could buddkpole tell me where fie,d found this little gem? Thanks for the enquiry. I run the horizontal dipole config. The resources that I found the most beneficial when I was getting to grips with my Buddipole are as follows and I am certain that you will get more bkddipole and fulfilment from your Buddipole after checking them out.


Buddipole set up on Como Jetty, VK6. The vertical antenna works exceptionally well, particularly when utilised near saltwater and I can certainly testify to this from experience in the field. Below 20m, it requires a coil. Thanks for the great review and application notes. Thanks Barry for the kind comments.

The buddipoel pdf is available online, and the book is available for purchase from Buddipole. Bad cable or connector or something? The analyzer gives you visual feedback instantly as to whether you are on the right track when you set up your Buddipole and is a must in my experience.

By far the best tool I have in my collection is the iP60z analyzer.

Getting Started With Your Buddipole

Everything is black and white. New to Ham Radio? I am a fairly cautious person by nature and have a tendency to procrastinate so I spent lots of time reading and watching videos before setting up my Buddipole for the first time.

Patrick, thanks for the tips and sharing your experiences with the Buddipole. I have had the opposite experience as the author of this article. I done some experimenting to see if I could have my coil taps set to points where for ease in the field I could extend the whips fully. I will look forward to hearing how you get on. All this has happened on the roof of my apartment building.

Still, he tries to go over everything and stay current. A week ago, I gave up on the 10th trip to adjust the antenna whips.


Buddipole in the Field book by B. Scott Anderson, NE1RD Product Reviews

The final product is in my homebrew album on Facebook—steve. Jonathan, just found and read your information. I was expecting those same photographs to be in color in the book, as well as plot lines on the graphs.

Have you ever tried using the Buddipole basically as a doublet, balanced-fed into a tuner with the whips at full extension and the coils untapped utilizing the tuner for adjustment rather than the antenna elements themselves??

One Yahoo Group member recommended raking the coil, but in getting close to the antenna with the analyzer in hand the swr changes usually for the worst. I started with rhe home brew version and migrated to several variants of the commercial line.

A tremendous amount of time and effort went into writing this book.

Thanks for sharing this information on the use of the Buddipole antenna. Most of the criticisms I have are rather minor, but I’ll mention them, along with some personal suggestions. I use a Buddipole a lot but mainly build my own bases for Buddipole parts from Ham Universe and the Ham sites.

As always, tuning by noise and an SWR meter is good; using an analyzer is better