$10 eBay pole vs 31ft Jackite Antenna Pole

Howdy folks! In this video we compare the $10 QRP Antenna pole that we previously reviewed and the Jackite 31′ Fiberglass mast. They both have their uses, but which one is the clear winner? Or IS there a clear winner?

The Jackite antenna pole is great because it’s sturdy, tall, and very high quality. The QRP antenna pole mentioned previously is really just a fishing rod. It’s not very tall, low quality, but also quite inexpensive.

So follow along as we compare the Jackite antenna pole with the ebay $10 antenna pole,  and let us know what you think!

1 comment

    • Michael VE3WMB on March 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    The $10 Ebay pole sounds like a good match for the new QRP Guys Portable Tri-Band Vertical kit :

    https://qrpguys.com/qrpguys-tri-band-portable-vertical-antenna

    BTW a good trick to maximize usage of the pole length without damaging the end (often they crack just where the top section goes into the 2nd section) is to use a Fishing Snap Swivel and an appropriately sized and slightly modified ring terminal, as a means of securing a lightweight wire to the top of the pole. As a picture is worth 1000 words below is a link that explains how to do this :

    http://www.qsl.net/ve3wmb/VE3WMB/Blog/Entries/2010/9/28_Field_Doublet_centre_support.html

    This solution can be used for lightweight doublets or light vertical wires.

    72 de Michael, VE3WMB

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