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A field portable or emergency HF antenna doesn't have to be fancy, expensive, or heavy. In this video from KG6HQD, we learn how an antenna designed for SOTA operations (Summits On The Air) evolved into a simple, practical, and inexpensive HF antenna for both home and field use.
Although the speaker wire antenna was designed for the 20 meter band, KG6HQD says his new Elecraft KX2 can work stations from 40 through 10 meters "with ease." If you're looking for a good portable HF antenna, consider using ordinary speaker wire for the antenna elements. You can make one of these antennas for emergency home use and another for portable or field use.
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