Let me show you the Recent RS-918 Hf Sdr Transceiver on a Buddipole in my backyard.
Do you think I might be able to make SSB contacts with this compromise antenna and a compromise rig? 15 watts is all I can pump into the Buddipole from the RS-918 which is a McHF clone, similar to the Ailunce HS1. As it turns out – it was a bust. Better luck next time I suppose.
I find Amazon is continuously updating its prices for these, so take a look at the latest price. (Amazon link)