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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I agree that the Buddipole is immensely interesting and that preparation in terms of testing before going afield is the key. On each occasion I have worked long distance DX including a contact on 40 metres into California which was approximately 15, kilometres away almost 10, miles!

This page book tells you everything you need to know about getting the most from your Buddipole and it shows you how to configure the antenna for most HF bands.

It will help to get the resistance closer to 50 ohms. Wishing you good DX! Buddipole on the beach at Shoalwater, VK6. This is where the traditional ham creativity comes in. I could be out there hours trying to tune it. I initially printed a copy of the pdf about a year and a half ago, and used it to mark and write on. Needing a bit more power and battery life for voice. K — O Member Spotlight: I have similar interests.

This book, written by a Buddipole expert, is recommended to increase ones understanding of the Buddipole and Buddistick. I also do QRPp but only when I want to see how signals get out. Jonathan, I read the book a few years ago. That one is chem.


I bought the extra long whips to be able to work 40 meters better and better is what it does at that lower freq. You will need the freely available Adobe Acrobat reader to access this. Chris Drummond recommends clamps from DX Engineering. I certainly fiwld the costs of new editions of books. Compromise is what I had to accept and the Buddipole fills that bill perfectly.

‘Buddipole in the Field’ by Scott NE1RD

For me, the benefit of the TRSB was its isolation transformer which prevented RF getting down the coax and stinging me. Are you a MeWe user? If you want a nice title on your bookshelf, you will have to get a label maker and put your own label on it. I feel it is good for prospective owners to get a feel of what to expect with their new purchase and your experiences show that it takes time to get up buddiplle running with the Buddipole.

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Thanks for the comments! Thanks for thr comment. Or even something in the close proximity to the antenna? If you are anything like me then being spoilt for choice can lead to confusion and a certain amount of procrastination! Scott’s book is aimed at maximizing their efficiency and your enjoyment while using them.

The book has too much antenna theory. Yes, a toroid should do the ghe for you. I found that group extremely helpful when getting started with my Buddipole and wanted to ensure that you got a mention there. Any thoughts, opinions, recommendations???


I love hiking and radio too, but fail on the CW. Very nice article with good advice. Thanks Barry for the kind comments. This is not the case.

It makes things much easier to check that my setups are tuned byddipole for best performance. As such, it’s kind of trial and error–especially until you really learn how to use the antenna and understand it. On the TRSB, for now, do you think some wraps through a mix toroid would be helpful? It is relatively easy to read, however the plots are also pretty small as is the information with them.

Additional reviews, opinions and comments are encouraged and appreciated.

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. This was because the instructions that came with the antenna were focused on the horizontal dipole configuration and did not cover other options. The post was written to give new Buddipole owners some links etc. On 20 meters I get an swr of less than 1: I was expecting those same photographs to be in color in the book, as well as plot lines on the graphs.