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Here's an excellent example of what can be done with a very short HF vertical in a portable or field operation.
In this video, "RadioPrepper" uses a 6 m/19.68 ft telescoping fiberglass fishing pole to support 19 ft/5.79 m of antenna wire. The key to the success this antenna is the EARCHI 9:1 UNUN. On this day, an Elecraft KX2 was able to reach Sweden for a QSO. Notice how a complete ham station was carried in a small plastic case, making this arrangement perfect for an impromptu field operation.
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).