Friday, March 6, 2020

Lightweight Portable Random Wire--Easy???

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRBRcWcDg9w.  This is post 2166 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

In this video Kevin (W6RIP) tests his portable "go-kit" antenna and station in an actual winter camp out in the mountains.  He shows how his homemade 80 meter antenna system works in harsh conditions.  He also lists everything you need to "enjoy" a similar experience in your area.

Kevin's antenna system will find multiple uses, from emergency communications to operations from deed-restricted properties.

Here are Kevin's suggestions for making emergency antennas and surviving in some degree of comfort when snow and ice descend on your campsite:

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