Friday, October 23, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Yaesu FT-897/FT-897D portable with home brew table top vertical. Post #575.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/CxX-MmiQTxs. Very nice video describing the portable station of Barry Kery (KU3X).  Well-thought out, simple, and effective selection of equipment for portable or emergency use.  The equipment includes a Yaesu 897D transceiver, a cw paddle, a clock set to UTC, an RF choke, a 12-volt Gel Cell battery, and a homebrewed vertical antenna using a Hustler 22-inch/55.86 cm short mobile mast, air tuned coil, clamps, and an adjustable metal rod at the top of the coil.  The arrangement includes four radial wires, each being a 1/4 wavelength piece of wire corresponding to 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters.  This system can be set up in minutes and can be stored as part of your emergency radio equipment in your car or van.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).