What is the best antenna for a SOTA activation?

It depends. There is no best antenna. You have to figure out what works best for you
and your circumstances. Don’t invest a lot of money in a portable antenna if you just starting in SOTA. Take a quarter wave of wire and a tuner, hang it in a tree (or any other support) and give it a try.

Antenna SurveyA survey in early 2014 among SOTA activators showed the following results (see table on the left):

Question: What is your favorite portable antenna?

The rationale behind this was not to find what people thought was necessarily the best performing portable antenna but most likely to actually use.





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