Pedestrian Mobile HF Antenna


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This is post 2485 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here's a simple, yet versatile HF antenna for radio amateurs who enjoy operating "in the field."

Australian ham Peter Parker (VK3YE) shows us a simple, easy way to operate "pedestrian mobile" with commonly available materials.

As designed, this antenna works 7 MHz through 28 MHz and is suitable for both portable and "at home" operations.  Those living in deed-restricted housing (HOAs/CC&Rs) should find this antenna intriguing and nearly invisible.

Here are some general comments from Peter:

A look at a hand-carried antenna for pedestrian mobile operation between 7 and 28 MHz. It is similar to the commercially-available 'Miracle Whip'. Efficiency is low but solid interstate SSB contacts (up to about 1000km) can still be made on 7 MHz. Efficiency is better on 14 MHz with the best DX to date being Antarctica. A beachside location is an advantage. Construction details at http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).





 

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