Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Simple Short Vertical HF Antenna. Post #1069.


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This truly inspirational video is for all of us who are reluctant to go portable and have difficulty with CW.  In this video, "Radio Prepper" show us a simple portable "go kit" and an even simpler HF vertical antenna that will get you on the air quickly from a remote or emergency operations site.  The 19-foot/5.79 meter antenna wire is supported by a 18.29-foot/6 meter telescoping fiberglass pole. The end-fed wire is connected to an EARCHI 9:1 Unun, which is then connected by a short length of coaxial cable to  an EM-2ATU (antenna tuning unit).  This assembly is then connected to an Elecraft KX2 transceiver.  A counterpoise wire runs from the EM-2ATU along the top of the ground. Using this arrangement, "Radio Prepper" was able to get several contacts, including one from Sweden.

This simple HF Amateur Radio station and antenna fit into a padded carrying case, making it easily storable or portable.  This video should give you a few ideas for your "go-kit" and antenna projects. And yes, learn CW--there's plenty of DX to be found in the lower 25 kHz of most ham radio bands.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)