Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Compact telescoping poles: how good for portable antennas?


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCXdCLpnju0.  This is post #895 in a continuing series of articles on simple ham radio antennas. In this video from Peter Parker (VK3YE), we get an idea of how simple telescoping, carbon fiber/fiberglass poles can be used to support verticals, slopers, and dipoles in portable or emergency operations. Peter uses poles measuring approximately 5.4 meters/17.7 feet long for his vertical antenna supports.  Poles in a variety of lengths can be ordered from a number of vendors, including a telescoping fiberglass mast from MFJ that measures 33-feet/10.06 meters long.  I use these longer lengths for supporting verticals and loops at my QTH.  The shorter lengths recommended by Peter are idea for portable use.

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