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You don't need a lot of fancy, expensive equipment to enjoy an effective portable ham station for outdoor operations, such as the upcoming ARRL Field Day.  In this video from Lynn (NG9D), we see just how simple it is to put up a random wire antenna (about 75 feet/22.86 meters) using a tree as support. Lynn completes his portable station with some Ten-Tec QRP cw gear, a MFJ antenna "tuner", a power supply, a simple ground radial/counterpoise system, a simple hand key, and a short length of coaxial feed cable (about 20 feet/6.097 meters). Lynn's set up is light and thoroughly portable. This station can be carried on your back or left in your vehicle for emergency use.  Why not participate in Field Day as a 1B station at the nearest park or even in your own back yard?

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