BigIR vs. 43 Foot Vertical Antenna EZNEC Shootout

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

The 43 foot vertical – The answer to everything?

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.