The current line of PPA (Perfect Portable Antenna) end-fed Zepp antennas from Lazy Dog Engineering is limited to a maximum output power of 5 Watts, due to the voltage rating on the capacitor in the impedance matching network. I’ve received numerous inquiries about a 100 Watt version, and I’ve been looking for a low-cost way to do that. I think I’ve found it. There are some details to work out, but I expect the matching network to be just a little larger than the low-power PPA. The 20, 15 and 10 meter versions will probably be packaged in a very short length of PVC pipe, probably less than 6 inches in length. The terminal for the `1/2-wave radiating element will be on one end cap, the coax and counterpoise will come out of the other end cap. I expect the price for the 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meter versions to be less than $35.
If it works out well, it will probably be available in about 3 weeks.
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