Well my bad stretch has continued as I try to find a good aerial.
Last night I made another 4:1 unun as per my design in the article I posted and popped it onto a wound antenna, also as per my article. Instantly the little kx1 set a 1:1 SWR on all the bands it can (80,40,30,20) and I saw max power out on 80 (4 watts) and good power on all the others, down to 2.5 watts on 20m.
Basically, of all the aerials I have tried THIS aerial is the best by far.
Of course, SWR is only one point, the major point is "does it work?". Well using this aerial and a variety of powers from 100w to 1 watt from home I have worked the globe: right down to VK, ZL and China...whatever that is.
If you havent tried these aerials I would urge you to do so. I have made mine portable so I dont need to wrap the wire afresh every time, YMMV. The unun is easy (but I will sell you one if you need one).
The whole aerial shoudnt take you too long or too much to make so I hope you have a bash. Again, if you need one making I will sell you a complete aerial, pole and unun.
Im about to commence tests without the pole. How? Watch this space!!!