3 minute portable HF vertical. Post #1602.
If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlvW9f--JOI. If you had to erect a vertical antenna during an emergency, could you do it in 3 minutes or less? In this video, Peter Parker (VK3YE) shows us how to unpack, erect, and use a portable HF vertical antenna in less than 3 minutes. All you need are a telescoping fiberglass pole, a length of wire for the band of interest, a L-match antenna "tuner", and a simple counterpoise wire. Such an antenna can be made in just a few hours and will provide contacts during portable or emergency situations. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Ama