Portable Ham Radio Field Antennas
The 2020 ARRL Field Day will be different, thanks to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Many radio amateurs in the U.S. will be operating at home or in very remote areas under limitations imposed by local, state, and federal officials.
This doesn't mean you have to forego the experience just because you're locked down at home. This is the perfect time to experiment with antennas and build some "skyhooks" for future operations.
Josh Nass from the "Ham Radio Crash Course" youtube channel has assembled an excellent, well-paced tutorial on portable ham radio field antennas for your next radio contest or ARRL Field Day. This video was shown at a recent meeting of the Crescenta Valley Radio Club. Keep a copy for your reference library.
Here are some of Josh's comments: