7 and 28 MHz HF pedestrian mobile with 6m wire antenna

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Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) always has something new in the field of simple, homemade antennas that actually work and produce contacts.

In this video, Peter ventures into the realm of pedestrian mobile, something I've never tried, but would like to experience in the months ahead.  Peter's pedestrian mobile station consists of a telescoping fiberglass pole, 6 meters (19.68 feet) of wire, a simple L tuner, an a trusty Yaesu FT-817.  The antenna is  1/8 wavelength on 7 MHz and 5/8 wavelength on 28 MHz.  The small homemade L tuner tames the SWR and permits easy contacts without damaging the QRP rig.  Make one of these antennas for portable and emergency use.  The antenna system is fairly small and should fit into your vehicle with few problems.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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