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Here's another antenna idea for radio amateurs planning to participate in the 2017 ARRL Field Day emergency communications exercise as a single operator portable station. Randy Hall (K7AGE) participated in the 2016 ARRL Field Day as a single station operating from a hilltop near his home in Gold, Oregon.
His truck ran his station from the back of his pickup truck, using a 20-foot/6.097meter pole to support a 20 meter dipole antenna. His Yaesu-857 was powered by deep cycle batteries charged with solar panels. Randy was able to fill his log without any problems.
Perhaps a simple station such as the one demonstrated by Randy will encourage you to operate in the "outdoors" away from urban noise and traffic. Although many radio amateurs will participate with their radio clubs in this annual event, there are some of us who can't go to a club site and will operate from our homes or from a nearby park. In either case, join in on the Field Day fun and submit your log to the ARRL. You may be the top finisher in your category.
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