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A portable HF/VHF station doesn't have to be complicated. In this video from USNERDOC (KF7ETX), a few "Long Arm Painter's Poles", some inexpensive wire, an antenna "tuner", a few batteries, and a small HF/VHF transceiver will get you on the air. This video shows the perfect "antenna weather"-- wet, rainy, and a bit chilly. Despite the poor conditions, KF7ETX easily sets up his station and makes a few contacts. Most of the antenna materials can be found at the nearest home improvement or building supply outlet.
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http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast updated each Friday).
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https://paper.li/f-1476233615 (Hawaii Science Digest).
https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com (trends in geopolitical intelligence and cybersecurity).
https://paper.li/f-1482109921 (Hawaii Intelligence Daily--my daily intelligence update).
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)