Ken Gets the J-Pole Bug
Ken observed the fun Stuart was having with buillding his 2m J-Pole and the elation he got from having succeeded at completing the project that Ken felt that his own mag-mount antenna was due for upgrading. So he ventured forth and with Stuart's help and general encouragement and support from other club members Ken also build a J-pole 2m antenna. He has already noticed significant improvement over his old mag-mount system.
Here a a few pictures of Ken and his dual band J-Pole.
Ken describes the j-pole project as very much a club activity - Lloyd (VE7DLH) did some emergency soldering, Stuart (VA7CRH) added his experience from building one, and other members of the club put in their 2-cents. Now Ken is up and running with a dual band, VHF/UHF antenna. Ken got the VHF part of the antenna to be 1.3:1 at the band edges and 1.1:1 at 146 MHz. Eric's comment is that it is now better than most commercial antennas.
Can HF be far behind?