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Here's a simple random length wire antenna that you can use at home, in the field, or for emergency operations. Just follow the step-by-step procedure shown by Larry (WD0AKX), and you'll be on the air in a matter of minutes. Larry's operation consists of a random length of wire, an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), a unun, and a basic counterpoise. Larry's QRP rig is the excellent Elecraft KX3, which seems perfect for this informal antenna system. Check this link for information on determining the best length for your random wire antenna: http://udel.edu/~mm/ham/radioWire/.
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Thanks for joining us today. Happy Holidays to you and your family from my shack to yours.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).