Screwdriver Antennas

Screwdriver Antennas

Post by Jerry Oxendin » Thu, 14 Mar 2002 04:56:03

If you are in the market for a screwdriver mobile antenna, then I invite
your attention to the
Carolina Cyclone shown on my website below.  The difference in the Carolina
Cyclone and
some of the others is in materials, workmanship, and price. Often, increases
in signal strength
are achieved by increasing the size of the inductor, wire size, and spacing.
This is what I have done with the Carolina Cyclone.  Cyclone I, for example,
is 2 1/2" dia compared to
only 2" for the DK3 clones and uses #14 wire spaced at 8 turns per inch for
a better form
factor.  Materials are black Nylon, the same materials used for Nyloc bolts,
to handle high
power, and give rugged service for years and years.  The result is 800 watts
power handling
power (conservative) for Cyclone I and a full 1500 watts SSB for the Cyclone
II, which is
a full 3" diameter to give the same "Q" as the famous Texas Bugcatchers.
You will find that
you will be most successful with DX and pileups with the Carolina Cyclone
series of antennas.  AND the prices are well under those of most of the
competition.  For more details, please visit www.qsl.net/k4kwh .

Thanks for reading.

Jerry
K4KWH