The VK2ZOI Flower Pot Antenna
VK2ZOI gave a talk I gave at a Hornsby and Districts Amateur Radio Club (HADARC) meeting in early 1993, He (lightheartedly) showed that by placing plastic flowers over this antenna, you can effectively disguise it. This could be particularly helpful if you lived in a mobile home and did not want your neighbours to realize you had a transmitting antenna. Other suggestions were made at the time included making a fake patio umbrella but the name ?Flower Pot? has stuck for the last 14 or so years.
I have made quite a few of these antennas and they work very well.
The flowerpot works well as a scanner antenna for VHF and UHF listening.
Like most antennas mount the flowerpot high and clear they work well.
My father Les G6SXB uses one when he goes caravaning so here it is the :
2m and 70cm FlowerPot Antenna
Note size of tube and turns on choke altered to uk tube size
Someone asked me how much power the Flowerpot will take.
My father has run one using 100w on 2m with no problems.