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I had a friend who wanted to test a field SSB QRP one time. He took a length of coax split the outer cover all the way down stuck the center conductor up a pole and laid the braid on the ground. He did have a successful QSO with it.
On Apr 20, 2015 3:10 PM, "Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@...
One more issue and then back to CW practice. I have heard that the coax shield functions like a counterpoise with an EFHWA. If this is correct, it seems to me that the coax length would ideally be about 1/4 wave. Am I right about this? What about a multi band EFHWA?
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