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K2EFG presents us with an intriguing idea: Could you operate on the 20 meter band using a magnetic antenna mount on a bicycle? The short answer is maybe, given there is little or no ground plane on a bike. VHF/UHF operation is doable, as several older youtube videos have demonstrated.
But all is not lost. You could operate from a stationary position by attaching a ground radial wire to the antenna mount. Or, one could devise a small trailer or hitch with the antenna mounted about a foot/0.304 meters above ground to provide some capacitive loading as you pedaled along.
With a little refinement, this bicycle HF mobile antenna has possibilities. Antenna experimentation is one of the joys of amateur/ham radio. K2EFG has a great idea that could create some new mobile antenna alternatives at minimal expense.
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