Back in with no SWR meter to confuse us, if it would "dip and load" it was good enough.: The effective movement in the tower is feet-pounds. I am happy I can load 40 and While these too can be home brewed, it is much more difficult and takes some good fabrication skills that many people just don't have. It is also relatively stealthy since it is difficult to see among trees. The feedline also needs to be buried, and it can pick up stray RF and ferry it right into your house. He probably is a victim of the G5RV controversy and his original point was missed entirely.
I think the antenna is around 24' long and it's 3piece fiberglass.. Like any such antenna it requires a good counterpoise radials, conducting surface. We're- active DX-ers and use these products by ourselves. I have been experimenting with end fed dipoles and have found that my puny 5w does right well. Why would you want to throw away any amount of power?
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That is a big part of the fun for me. Vertical antennas are very popular for HF operation because they fit in well to a small garden. I still have a tree that has an unused rope and pulley that is temporarily not used. Designed to work in PMR. With the press of a button, very high loads can be imposed on the antenna.
For those who need the math to work also. I put it up temporarily just to get on HF, but have been pleasantly surprised by the antenna's performance. The Automatic Band Decoder continuously decodes your transceiver's band changes and. There were even few antenna books. Ultra-Lightweight antennas for expeditions and stealth applications.