Over the next few weeks I will be updating this post with the details on my built, tuning and on air operation of my MFJ Ham Stick Dipole.
I built the basic setup today and got it tuned on 20 meters in about 1.5 hours
Here are some photos of the start of the project.
25 feet up on a painters pole
What the dipole looks like against a cloudy sky
Detail closeup of the MFJ-347 mini Dipole mount with 2 20 meter ham stick dipoles attached
The MFJ 259B(thanks Paul Anova for the loan of your analyzer) showing a SWR of 1.4 at the midpoint in the 20 meter band. It took about an hour and 4 different positioning of the stainless steel wips into the fiberglass base of the hamstick.
This is sneak peek at the project and I will follow up with a very detailed build, tune and operation on 20 and 40 meters bands using both Phone and digital PSK31.