Re: Portable Antenna Survey
I am a bonafide antenna nut and love to try 'em all. Much depends on the type of portable work you mean... picnic table beside your car? backpack? hotel or beach site?toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
However, here's some thoughts:
1. I now consider a jumper dipole my main antenna. Have setup for 40-30-20m on one and 17-15-10m on a second one. Open or close jumpers to change band. Pro's: no tuner needed; lightweight Con's: coax is heavier; need some height for best results I launch high as I can with a slingshot-1 1/2 oz sinker and archery reel on a stake in the ground with Ripcord SI line from Cabela's to slide thru our pine trees sticky sap and bark.
2. Jumper Dipole or its cousin the End Fed Half Wave
3. 66 ft for the 40m version, less for the higher band side.
That said, I really like to use delta loops and open feed line too. They can be a bit quieter at times and set up fairly easily.
Enjoy the fun out there...
Kelly K4UPG http://k4upg.com
On 6/28/2013 11:05 AM, Joe KF0XV wrote: