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sail16 posted 02-26-2006 09:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for sail16   Send Email to sail16  
This looks like an interesting alternative to the traditional 3' VHF antenna. I'm wondering if anyone has seen one in-person and / or has thoughts on its advantages / disadvantages relative to a traditional 3' base-coil antenna like the Metz.
jimh posted 03-01-2006 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
That antenna uses a loading coil to shorten the length of the radiating element. This will always tend to lower the efficiency of the antenna. In some applications it may be worth the trade off in efficiency to shorten the whip by a foot.

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