Here is a picture of a homebrew quad built by WB6VSE, now K5VSE and used in Felton,
CA back in the late '60s and early '70s. It lasted through several
major storms and one severe (unexpected) snow storm. The storm took
down many trees and power lines, as the area is not subject to these
type storms. The antenna performed excellent over the pole to Europe.
Here we are, in Arizona. The rig was an 88 Peterbuilt, running an Icom
IC-735, MFJ antenna tuner to Hustler mobile antennas. All resonators were
the "Super", high power units. We have been in all but 2 states with this
setup. The amateur radio keeps me going while spending weeks at a time on
the road. Since this was taken, I have retired from trucking. Now have
an electronics shop in Arkansas, doing computer repair and sales, as well
as restoration and repair of old "TUBE" type communications equipment.
It started out as a hobby, but developed into a full time business. Hope
to start up a small museum in Mena some day, to keep the memories of these
radios alive. Nothing better than the warmth and smell of tube radios
on a cool winter night.