## BigIR vs. 43 Foot Antenna EZNEC Shootout Conclusions

The EZNEC simulations of the 43 Foot Vertical and the BigIR Vertical HF antennas are summed up with some final thoughts on which to select if you can have only one.

The EZNEC simulations of the 43 Foot Vertical and the BigIR Vertical HF antennas are summed up with some final thoughts on which to select if you can have only one.

The BigIR vs. the 43 foot vertical antenna at 80 meters.

Analysis of 43 foot vertical against the SteppIR BigIR vertical in the 20 meter band.

Analysis of 43 foot vertical against the SteppIR BigIR vertical in the 20 meter band.

Comparing the 43 foot vertical with the BigIR vertical at 15 meters.

Analysis of 43 foot vertical vs. BigIR at 10 meters.

If you are shopping for a vertical antenna for amateur radio read this NEC comparison of the 43 foot style vs. the SteppIR BigIR.

Sometimes it is the simple solutions that elude us. Mel tells us his easy trick to find the end of the copper tape in SteppIR antenna elements.

The 43 foot vertical antenna is a popular height being promoted by several antenna manufacturers for 160 to 10 meters. Let’s see why and examine some advantages and pitfalls.

The BigIR antenna from Fluid Motion looks like a winner, but there are some concerns about the 80 meter option.