Welcome to our Buddipole Page
Experimanting with antennas is has always
been one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. Later when I got
into QRP and portable operation I discovered
Buddipole at a hamfest. Buddipole
combines my love of antenna experimentation with my love of portable
In a nutshell a Buddipole is a light weight, portable kit of
interchangable parts that can be combined in different ways depending on
the operators needs.
We've used our Buddipoles anywhere from just for the fun of it
experimenting, camping, portable/vacations, backup for a failed
home station antenna, and EOC for remote wilderness events.
The best resource we've found, esspecially when getting started
with our Buddipoles has been the book "Buddipole in the Field" by B.
Scott Andersen NE1RD. It's available as a printed book or as a
PDF. It starts with the basics for those new to antenna
theory and design, discusses the conventions and basics of the
Buddipole parts, and also allows the more experienced person skip
right into setting up the many examples the book provides.
The buddipole website is of course the best place to source the
parts and kits for your Buddipole adventures, they also provide some
Also userful is the Buddipole Users Group (BUG) on Yahoo Groups.
This is a discussion list that provides many ideas and examples but
also the chance to bouce your ideas and questions off other Buddipole
users. It's also a great place to share your own Buddipole
We use some of the example configurations from the above resources
but also do quite a bit of experimenting and come up some of our own
designs. You can find them in the left pane of this site.