Re: vertical antenna

Paul Smith

 I forgot about my PIG RIG languishing in the closet. I will have to get it out and use it again.
 A in house run sounds fun. This year I was tired enough I never even opened my radio bag. BAD ME! As one BOD I vote yes for a 24 hr in house and will pencil it in my notes for next year!

de Paul N0NBD


Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:29:29 -0500
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] vertical antenna


If you were asking if we used Walter’s antenna for the K0N station the
answer is, no. We used “Loops and More” vertical for several years.
This year "Loops and More” were unable to attend and we used Bert’s
“Buddy Pole” dipole. Both antennas worked great for the dummy load
contest and other "In house" contacts. At the K0N table I was running
0.1 watt so wasn’t really trying to work outside stations.

Before using those two antennas I used a commercial wahr(Terry’s play
on Okie talk) that was donated by Gene N0MQ (sk). I can’t ever
remember the name of that antenna. It was made up of a length of twin
lead with one element cut at !/2 the length and it came in a 10-40
length(which is what I was using) and a 10-80 model. It also worked
great and plugged right into the internal tuner of my K1, K2, or KX3
all of which I used over the years.

Looking forward to next year, I will likely use my KX-3 for the dummy
load contest and also use my little “pig rig” which was build for me by
Johnny AC0BQ and the enclosure by Terry WA0ITP for in house contact(the
number of which is growing every year). Also my KX-3 will be using a
dummy load, so the dummy load contest, will be a real test of leaky
dummy loads on both sides of the contacts! I will probably use the
dummy load designed by Terry WA0ITP — the construction details are
available on his web page. For the "pig rig” which is rock bound on
the “4State Frequency” of 7.122 I’m not sure what I will use for an

I hope that OzarkCon attendees all bring a rig for “in house” and dummy
load contacts. It would make a good contest to see who could collect
the most 4State numbers in a “24” hour time span while at Ocon.
I think Nick WA5BDU is planning on building a little transceiver for
the very purpose of “in house” Ocon QSOs!!

I will run the idea of a contest like this becoming a part of Ocon by
the BOD. I would want the 24 hours to be ended before the forums start
on Saturday morning. So no member would be missing any of the

We will see.

cu es 72, Bart W0IIT
Pittsburg, KS
4Sqrp=#72, FP=#11, ARS=#568,
SKCC=1139, NAQCC=#588 FIST=#5819,
Zombie=#500, Geratol=#1000

On Apr 24, 2016, at 6:23 PM, 'John R. Lonigro'<> [4sqrp]
<<>> wrote:

If it was a "cricket" antenna, I'll bet it produced a lot of chirping!
Didn't we use Walter's antenna for several years?


John AA0VE

On 04/24/2016 06:00 PM, Paul
Smith<> [4sqrp] wrote:
Ill do some digging, I think they are made in Wichita and have seen
one on the floor of the Radio Shack in Derby, just south of Wichita. If
memory serves it was a good antenna.
de Paul N0NBD

Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:57:04 -0500
Subject: [4sqrp] vertical antenna

A couple of years ago at OzarkCon, someone was selling a vertical
antenna and K0N was using one of the antennas.
I can't remember the name for sure, I think it was something like
cricket, or maybe nothing like that....

Does anybody remember the name of the antenna and if there is a web page
for the person selling it ?

David Martin - NA1MH - Mountain Home, Ar.

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