|Ground mount for the SkyWhip antenna|
(Photo belongs to Durham Radio)
Interesting piece of kit, it's a 16' 8" whip that can be used as a vertical, or two of them can make a portable dipole. You can adjust them for 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, and 6 metres, and of course if you adjust it properly you won't need a tuner.
The best thing about it for me is that with the adapter I bought with it, it will fit my Buddipole set as well. This will give me even better options for island and lighthouse activations now as I will have the ability to put up multiple antennas, both vertical and dipoles.
I'm off to read Ground Systems for HF Verticals by Rudy Severns, N6LF, to get the best idea of what the best radial system will be for it.
Once I've had it on the air I'll post a full report on it.