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On May 25, 2015 9:46 PM, "wmorrill@...
Is there any way that you can convert it to 20 meters? Propagation during
the daytime is usually better on 20 than 40. A 20 meter dipole is
manageable for portable use.
My 2 cents....
> About anything other than a tuned dipole is going to need a tuner. Short
> antennas have too much loss. The other option would be something like a
> Norcal doublet (22â€™ length for each leg, center fed with ladder line or
> window line). A long wire would be the next choice. My 2Â¢ anyway. It
> all depends on what supports (trees) you have available.
> Chas - NK8O
> 4SQRP 843, SKCC 8952T, NAQCC #5873
>> On May 25, 2015, at 19:17, Michael McEwen mcewenk5osa@... [4sqrp]
>> <4sqrp@...> wrote:
>> 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...
>> _ _ ... .. _ _ _
>> Doc K5OSA - QTH: EM04sr
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>> Michael T McEwen
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