NEC models are used to explore the GR5V and ZS8BKW optimizations. A third optimization is also rediscovered. The effect of fixed lengths of 75 ohm coax are explored. A link to the NEC model is provided.
This antenna was designed for the CQ WW CW 2009 at EA8URL. All elements are made out of fishing rods with an insulated copper cable fixed on the rods by cable ties. Both fishing rods and cable are UV resistant.
A voice keyer kit available on the marker in two models, BX-184 is the replacement PCB for those who already own an MH-31 microphone. Kit BX-184M includes an MH-31 besides the PCB for those not owning one yet.