I was browsing e-Bay today, looking into the possibility of perhaps bidding on an Acer for the shack. For the heck of it, I decided to also look at my saved search for "QRP" I came across this antenna:
Looks like a Buddipole - doesn't it? In fact, a closer look reveals kind of a PAC-12/Buddipole hybrid:
The antenna is manufactured up in Canada and $185 US will get you one. You need to supply your own mast and coax. The Buddipole, on the other hand looks like this:
$14 more will get you different arms, coax, a carrying case and the Versa-Tee. I am not endorsing either antenna, it's just the first time I've ever seen a Buddipole "knockoff" made available. I've seen plenty of guys copy Jim Bennet KA5DVS's PAC-12 antenna and offer it for sale; but never an iteration of the Buddipole.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!