Easy Field Day Antenna Setup




Here's another simple antenna system you can use for the next ARRL Field Day event (last full weekend in June).

John Cooper (KC8ZKI) modifies his mobile antenna system for use as a portable ham station.  All you need is a 33-foot (10.06 meter) telescoping fiberglass pole and a few MJR "Hamstick" Antenna elements.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCM2q98DIvA

Here are some comments from John (KC8ZKI):

Here is a great solution to raise an HF Antenna to a workable height when trees or other supporting structures are not available. This pole is strong enough to support wire antenna's or even a small yagi. Shown in the video is an example of using the pole with an MFJ dipole mount and 20M hamsticks. I have also successfully used this pole with a ZS6BKW, a G5RV Jr, and an 80M-6M OCF dipole. MJF's latest version has much improved cam locks that do not need to be glued like the former version. The hitch mount is actually sold as a flag mount. This particular mount was chosen due to the open bottom and 2" diameter for a good fit. 73' John Hitch Mount: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RT6G4Q9?... MFJ Telescopic Pole: https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/m...

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



 

 

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