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Re: Mobile and home antenna?

David Lininger
 

Of course, if the RV is parked in your driveway, you can set your shack
up in it, including the antenna outside. When it is time to travel
everything is already aboard.

On 13/6/21 7:20, Curt via groups.io wrote:
Doc

If you can sufficiently hide your home antenna, you won't want to be
frequently moving it. An efhw sized for 40m would work nicely, they can
be oriented various ways, but of course needs 60 some feet total. Might
be preferable by neighbors to RV antenna if it stayed in your driveway.
So I am thinking 2 different antennas. 

Curt
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Re: Mobile and home antenna?

Curt
 

Doc

If you can sufficiently hide your home antenna, you won't want to be frequently moving it. An efhw sized for 40m would work nicely, they can be oriented various ways, but of course needs 60 some feet total. Might be preferable by neighbors to RV antenna if it stayed in your driveway. So I am thinking 2 different antennas. 

Curt


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

David Wilcox K8WPE
 

And don’t forget the old HOA/mobile trick, a mobile antenna on your car parked in the driveway.  It’s portable and I have never heard of a HOA rule against it. A screwdriver antenna on a car rear bumper or even a triple magmount works well. The larger the car the bigger the ground plane or run a wire from the frame and unroll it out of the trunk to whatever length you need. This works in National or State parks where you can’t use a tree or put a stake in the ground. You can even run a control wire along with the coax to your operating position (garage or lenai). 

Dave K8WPE 
David J. Wilcox’s iPad

On Jun 12, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Mlike McEwen <michael.t.mcewen@...> wrote:


Due to some medical issues, a new residence with HOA limits, and obtaining an RV, my operating options have changed. "Simplify" is the key concept.  Having used various wire, beam, and verticals over the years, I have a decent experience base.  Now I think I am ready for mobile (vertical?) that I can move from home to RV as needed.

I understand the limits but I am not a contester or DX seeker...I am casual "ham."

What are some suggestions for a 20/40 that might do the trick and not be hard to move back and forth? The moving would only be two or three times a month.

73, Doc K5OSA


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

Jim Upson
 

Hi again,

I enjoy Tom Witherspoon’s blog and videos....as he demonstrates many antenna and radios...

One that has my attention (actually several) are antennas from Chameleon....very pricy, but built tough.  MPAS Lite seems super simple to set up....if you can get past the price....

Look around Tom’s blogs and videos....here’s one blog and I’ll find one with a video too....

https://qrper.com/2020/12/pota-field-report-ernest-f-hollings-ace-basin-national-wildlife-refuge-k-0520/

next blog with a video....to see the antenna skip to about the 6-minute Mark:
https://qrper.com/2021/03/sota-field-report-activating-lane-pinnacle-with-the-elecraft-kx2-and-cha-mpas-lite/

there is a MPAS 2.0 version with different style whips...but the setup for MPAS Lite would be the same....he set it up very early on in the video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rsBRvnXH6dE

Jim /AC3B 


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

Jeffrey Parker
 

Had one of those on my Jeep. It'll handle 100 watts only pain is moving the jumper wire had to use a cheat sheet. Antenna not marked. Works well. 


On Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 7:07 PM Jim Upson <jim72upson@...> wrote:
I don’t own one of these....but it sounds like it might be an option for you??

https://oh8stn.org/blog/2021/06/11/super-antenna-mp1-quick-n-dirty-no-radial-deployment/

be sure to scroll down to Julian’s video where he tells more about it and shows it in use....

Regardless, I hope to hear your final solution...
73, Jim/AC3B 


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

John - KK4ITX
 

Mike,

Been there and still there !  I was a Full Time RVer wintering in an HOA in Florida and traveling in the summer before Ham Radio entered my life..  I have found the most versatile setup is a 9:1 UnUn or any EFHW and it’s certainly the cheapest.  Using a “crappie” fish pole 20-30 ft allows for some very easy and creative setups.  QRP Guys has several EFHW kits that have worked very well for me.  Simply change the wire for your desired frequency or sometimes I just use the 40m wire and let the tuner handle the rest.

I have and still use a Wolf River Coil and it works quite good with a 8ft antenna but manual tuning has to be done at the antenna.  I also have an antenna matcher from Alpha Antenna that usually tunes from your radio or tuner for most bands fro 80-6, it is somewhat pricey but it works well.

I am currently experimenting with a homemade loop and that shows promise especially for portable use, next week I will be using/testing it on Wells, ME Beach.

I guess the real thing is to try several approaches and use the one OR two or more that works for you.  When I travel I carry 4-6 antennas with me because not all locations can use the same antenna except the loop which is not as efficient as most other options.

Fun stuff antennas, enjoy and if you don’t have a 4S tuner this would be a great time.

John
KK4ITX 





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Re: Mobile and home antenna?

Jim Upson
 

I don’t own one of these....but it sounds like it might be an option for you??

https://oh8stn.org/blog/2021/06/11/super-antenna-mp1-quick-n-dirty-no-radial-deployment/

be sure to scroll down to Julian’s video where he tells more about it and shows it in use....

Regardless, I hope to hear your final solution...
73, Jim/AC3B


Re: FAVOR NEEDED???

Dan Miller
 

Let me try this again....
If you look up the call sign, the name is right.
Is that email in the reflector's list?
On groups like this, I don't mind replying.
To me, the suspicious part is he didn't reply!

Dan, KG7JVE

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 11:51 AM Ruth A Mumaw <k3nlt@...> wrote:

Hello

Need a little faror from you please?

Thanks,

Russ


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

David Lininger
 

Just checked both Amazon and eBay. Both have it in stock for $85.00.

Lots of high recommendations.

On 12/6/21 14:45, Viktors Miske wrote:
I'm in almost identical situation. Been studying the  OPEK HVT-400B
HF/VHF Multi-Band Mobile Antenna.
Sold on Amazon, probably find on Ebay. Runs about 85 bucks. Only thing
is you need to manually switch bands.
--
David Lininger, kb0zke
Rev. 2:10
kb0zke@gmail.com


Re: Mobile and home antenna?

Viktors Miske
 

I'm in almost identical situation. Been studying the  OPEK HVT-400B HF/VHF Multi-Band Mobile Antenna.
Sold on Amazon, probably find on Ebay. Runs about 85 bucks. Only thing is you need to manually switch bands.


Mobile and home antenna?

Mlike McEwen
 

Due to some medical issues, a new residence with HOA limits, and obtaining an RV, my operating options have changed. "Simplify" is the key concept.  Having used various wire, beam, and verticals over the years, I have a decent experience base.  Now I think I am ready for mobile (vertical?) that I can move from home to RV as needed.

I understand the limits but I am not a contester or DX seeker...I am casual "ham."

What are some suggestions for a 20/40 that might do the trick and not be hard to move back and forth? The moving would only be two or three times a month.

73, Doc K5OSA


Event: 4SQRP Second Sunday Sprint - 06/13/2021 #cal-reminder

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Re: New Member - W2AFE

John Lonigro
 

Everyone:

To find your member number, simply go to the 4SQRP website and click on "member list" (on the left, towards the bottom).  There you will find an alphabetized list of all current members.  Simply find your callsign and HOVER over it (don't click on it).  It will give you your member number.  If you happen to CLICK on it, it will take you to QRZ, which is very useful but you won't find your member number there.

Don't forget this coming Sunday is the June Second Sunday Sprint, which runs from 7:00 CDT to 9:00 CDT.  In UTC-speak, that's Monday 0000Z to 0200Z.

72,
John, AA0VE
4SQRP Contest Coordinator

On 6/10/21 5:23 PM, Michael N6MST wrote:
Hi Jay,

You are #2547

73!


Re: New Member - W2AFE

Michael N6MST
 

Hi Jay,

You are #2547

73!


New Member - W2AFE

Jay King
 

Hello, I've just joined the group. I've been doing lots of QRP deployments here in Fremont CA. The noise floor at my house starts and S8 and gets worse from there. Heading out to the park gets it down to nearly zero. I deploy with a Elecraft KX2 often using a 30 ft vertical antenna. I've been active in the K1USN SSTs and the NAQCC sprints. How do I get a 4SQRP number for the contests?

W2AFE Jay


Net Report

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Oops I sent this to the wrong email!! 
sorry Gene!

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From: Johnny Matlock <jomatlock@...>
Date: Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 8:58 PM
Subject: Net Report
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Ge Group
WOW, nice net tonight. 
I would say this may be the best one for the year so far! 

Check in's were: 

40 Meters
N4MJ
KO8S/4
N4ELM
W2SH
W5ESE
WI5H
N3COB (FIRST TIME)?
WD4CFN 
N0RSR

80 METERS 

N0EVH 
NK8O
N4MJ DOUBLE 
N0YJ
N4ELM DOUBLE 
KL7IXI
KD0WF
WI5H DOUBLE 

Thanks again for a great net, it wasn't boring!! 
72
Johnny AC0BQ




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72
JOHNNY AC0BQ  ..



Delta Mike Romeo Net

Robert
 

Tonights Check Ins

N0RSR ROGER
AC0BQ JOHNNY
WG5F ED
N9EGT WAYNE
N4ELM DAVE
N0MII DAVE
KC0PP KEITH
N0EVH DAVE
NK8O CHARLES
KOBOG CHUCK

HOPE TO HEAR YOU ALL NEXT WEEK

73'S
BERT
N0YJ


Happening Now: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/09/2021 #cal-notice

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Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
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Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.


Event: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets - 06/09/2021 #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Wednesday Evening 40 and 80 meter Nets

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Where:
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Description:
The 40 Meter Net will be at 8:00 pm central time (DST)  on 7.122 +-. QRM
NCS is WQ5RP/ACØBQ 

Wednesday evening 80 Meter CW Net. will be at  (8:30PM Central Time Wednesday (DST). 



The 80 meter net will be called on 3.564 MHz +/- QRM.
Net control operator is Johnny ACØBQ 

* NEW *  Wednesday evening DMR Voice Net will be at (Thursday) 02:00 UTC (9:00PM Central dst Time Wednesday/)
Four States QRP has a Brandmeister DMR Talk Group (TG31654). Join us to discuss QRP, ask questions, or just ragchew. The Wednesday net is a directed net  but any other time you may use the Talk Group to chat with other QRPers.
Net Control operator is Bert NØYJ.

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