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I know base-loading is the most common, but the question remains as to what the differences are and how they affect the signal.
One of the reasons for asking is that If I can get enough band width with the right coil wound on my 12″ pipe, say for 1500-1700kHz, then maybe the increased bandwidth characteristics of a cage monopole will allow me to tune to frequency with only a large vernier air cap with little penalty, rather than having to deal with coil taps on so large a diameter.
Another way might be to make the pipe a foot or so shorter than 10′ and tune with a small telescopic stinger.
Also, I could make the pipe in two sections with a fitting and wire clip connectors, such that I could put it in the back of my Blazer and transport it, along with a rolled up ground grid, and not have to spend much time tuning to resonance.