Re: EFHW from ARRL
I’d hardly call the popularity of EFHW antennas “cult like following”.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
There are many reasons for the EFHW’s popularity:
1. Materials are commonly available
2. The antenna is inexpensive to build.
3. The antenna is easy to build.
4. The antenna is very easy to install.
5. The antenna does provide reasonable performance
6. The EFHW is a great portable antenna for SOTA or POTA and other portable operations.
I used to have a tower and beam antennas and satellite antennas and dipoles. Now I live in a gated community at the beach that prohibits such things. So a ground mounted vertical and EFHW antennas keep me out of trouble with the home owners association and allow me to participate in ham radio with reasonable performance.
So be baffled no more. There are many reasons the EFHW is popular. There I fixed it for you!😝
73, Alan, W3AL
On May 8, 2022, at 08:19, Michael.2E0IHW via groups.io <blumu@...> wrote: