I have recently been given a neat 2 1/2 W crystal controlled transmitter (7.030 and 7.040 crystals).
My plan is to put together an ultraminimalist station. Believe it or not, I have a Sony SW 7600 portable which receives CW really nicely. I have a tiny Whiterook Products MK-32 sideswiper key. And a 12V for the TX power.
What I want is the simplest TX antenna that would work for this. I could use my 40M dipole here at home, but I really want some smaller than that for taking the station to the park, picnics, etc.
The best idea I can up with is a hamstick, but I afraid that the efficiency will be so low as to simulate a dummy load. Is there some kind of vertical other than a standard 1/4 wave I could use? A full 1/4 wave vertical is a no-go.
I'd rather not use a tuner although I have a good one...I really would like this to be as simple as possible, just for grins...
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Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
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Michael T McEwen
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