Buddipole HF portable antenna W3-BP Buddipole Portable Antenna Dipole Kit 40-2m 250W
The Buddipole W3-BP is a shortened dipole, shortened by means of high 'Q' loading coils. A purposed made balun is used to feed the system via the supplied 8m of 50 Ohm coax cable.
The whole assembly plugs into the centre fed T-piece. The T-piece acts as the centre-feed point via the 1/2in thread in its base, a means of attaching it to the optional telescopic mast. If you want to keep the price down, you can purchase an optional adaptor that allows the dipole to be placed on top of a decorator's pole. Each of the two dipole legs comprise of three distinct parts.
The inner section is an alloy element measuring 55cm, then a coil 12cm long (42mm diam) and a telescopic whip, 33cm collapsed and 165cm extended. This gives a dipole length of about 4.64m when fully extended for 40m operation. The whole kit packs down into a plastic protective container measuring 68cm long and 10cm diameter. Total packed weight is 1.6kg.
- Frequency 40 to 2m
- Power rating 250W
- 2x 55cm alloy dipole arms
- 1x dipole centre with 1/2in thread
- 2x matched loading coils
- Adjustable finger-tight coil taps
- 2x 165cm telescopic end sections
- Wrap around pouch and hard case
- Full instructions
- 7.62m (25ft) coax with balun
- Packed size 68cm / 1.6kg