The lads down under came up with the Kangaroo version of a Buddipole with a interesting design twist. These guys down under never sleep when it comes to creativity in the world of antennas
Naturally, as an antenna experimenter I just HAD to build this vegamite version
Here is the canuck version and it took a few iterations in the waterfall design methodology to get it right
Its a great antenna and after finding the sweet spot I was able to make some quick contacts into Europe and South America and yeah several K6, N3 and K5s
The antenna is a keeper and sits in the Buddipole, Pac-12 and Packtenna hall of fame
The whip element i used was 48″ with radio shack whip
attached to my MSR mast with custom mount
I chose to use a binding post approach for antenna connections in case i decided to toss the antenna. The antenna passed the ve3ips tests
I love hardware stores and the center mount is available in your electrical section
A 8 foot antenna is a joke on 40m so i did not make these winding’s with a focus on 20m and up
Nirvana is achieved right out of the box for the 20m qrp cw calling frequency….qrz??
Once I got a baseline swr it took 3 minutes to nail it down and blip out a CQ on the qrp cw channel.
I have pdf versions of the ozzipole antenna available if you wish to build one as the kits have gone qrt…just email me for a copy
I had a good go with this antenna pushing out 20watts on the yaesu 857d making easy contacts on 20m and 10m
I had a super kerchunk into the clubs 6m repeater once I took the pocket tape measure to get the 54″ figured out but my antenna analyzer is not 6m equipped
The Yaesu 857D is the standard for operations beyond the 5w qrp. Let’s call it MQRP for medium power QRP at 20 watts