Measurements and analysis suggest why quarter-wave stubs fail to completely isolate radiator conductors on multi-band antennas including the popular rollup 2m/440 J-Pole products. Possible improvements are shown.
The traditional collinear J-Pole, aka Super-J, improves the basic J-Pole. Are further improvements possible? By replacing the phasing stub with a simple coil, the answer is yes. The result is the Collinear J-Pole.