These little antennas aren’t solutions for climbing the DX ladder, but it’s been enough when I just want to plop down at a picnic table and tap out a few contacts without the ordeal of erecting a proper portable antenna. The addition of 30/40 meters will only enhance the fun.
Elecraft has this part figured out well. It’s like the paddle that bolts onto my KX3. It’s no replacement for a Begali Signature, but it’s more than usable for a few hours of field work and much easier to bring along.
The new extender is supposed to ship this week, maybe it will arrive in time for a little field test this coming weekend?