These shock-cord whips are custom made by us to be extremely rugged yet lightweight. These are the same whips that we sell to our military customers who are using these in harsh conditions and need a reliable and quickly deployable solution.
Material selection is 7075 aluminum with all brass fittings. Weight for each 3-section antenna is approximately 6 ozs.
One unique feature of these whips is the ability to add or remove sections to change the overall length of the antenna. With 3 sections the overall length is roughly equivalent to our current telescopic whips (64"). By adding a 4th section (see the drop down menu) the overall length is increased to 85". The maximum recommended number of sections for a horizontal dipole is 5 (106") and for a vertical antenna7 (148") sections.
The shock-cord that we have custom-made for us is called "extreme shock-cord” and is designed to be used even in below freezing environments. It utilizes a double stitched cover over two extra stiff rubber cores.
This is the best shock-cord available for outdoor use in all conditions. The internal shock-cord is replaceable should the need ever arise. Adjustments to the shock-cord length to accommodate additional whip sections are made at either end of the antenna via a small fitting.
These whips are meant for anyone who needs a more durable and/or quickly deployed antenna for use with the Buddipole, or as a replacement whip for any vertical antenna.
Model 3 section Length: 22" collapsed 63" extended
Weight (each): 5.2 ozs (0.15 kg)
Model 4 section Length: 22" collapsed 84" extended
Weight (each): 6.7 ozs (0.19 kg)
Model 5 section Length: 22" collapsed 106" extended
Weight (each): 8.3 ozs (0.235 kg)
Model 6 section Length: 22" collapsed 127" extended
Model 7 section Length: 22" collapsed 148" extended