It is more or less omni-directional, and horizontally polarized. The antenna presents a low-through-high angle of takeoff, and is intended for use in the I use this for mobile satellite uplink, and wave a short hand-held antenna out the window for receive.
The combined logs had 75, valid QSOs recorded! There were different New England stations reported from all 67 New England counties. The good news during the NEQP is that the sun was pretty quiet, with no major flares or solar storm events.
No doubt Josef's 4 EL yagi helped - he was very strapping on this end! I agree that the sticks are marginal on 75, but I was still able to maintain solid comms with Dale, KW1I on slopbuclet all the way home from Hosstraders last weekend, from late afternoon until about 10 PM. For those of you who haven't seen this setup at Hosstraders, the sticks feed point is at the top of a Thule bike carrier pedestal that bolts into the trailer hitch receiver. You will find on 75M that the Hamstick is down about 6db from a full blown Bugcatcher.
Here is what I'm doing with mobile HF antennas, Fall I enjoy working some DX while I'm going to and from work. I'm in the car about 35 minutes each way.
This session was to concrete in a base post for the tilt-over tri-band Yagi Mast. Very quickly plans were in place, pipes were moved from the clubhouse and it was all go. The upper mast which will anchored to the clubhouse will be installed during a 3rd working bee.
I didn't like some of the ways he did things, so I spent some time in the workshop and came up with the following plan to make my own, which I think looks better and has a fewer parts count. The materials listed here are enough to make 2 complete masts with very little left over. You may wonder, why build two and not just one?