Mini Tarp Magic: 20 meters against all odds.


 

Here's another great portable or emergency antenna project from Simon (VA7BIX).

With just a few tools, a small tarp, some supporting poles, metallic tape/wire, and a simple feedline, Simon was able to make contacts on the 20 meter band from a nearby park.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsyU1QsFPnw.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are a few comments from Simon (VA7BIX):

Mini Tarp Magic: 20 Meters Against All Odds #antenna #hf #hamradio #pota #hamjazz G'day mates - I'm still scratching my head, on why and how this works!! I hope you enjoy the show, and please leave a comment. Wooohooo, can't wait to hear from you. Cheers mates! MERCHANDISE STORE - ALL PROFITS GO TO THE HEART FOUNDATION: https://hamjazzhelps.etsy.com DISCORD:   / discord   Feel free to click πŸ‘ Like πŸ‘‰ Comment πŸ‘‰ SUBSCRIBE WOOOHOOO 🎺🎺 HUGE THANKS TO THE PATREON'S OF MY CHANNEL: Darrell Beard Lorene Hacker Bill Mitchell Rich Korona Mike Hausauer Stan Kuprianczyk Josh Averyt Maurice Austin Randy Tonne John Platt Randall Rash If you wish to 'tip' the channel, here's the link:   / hamjazz   Thanks mates! BURNABY RADIO: Mike - you're the greatest. Contact Mike today for quotes on any and all ham radio gear in Canada! sales@burnabyradio.com ALPHA ANTENNA https://alphaantenna.com 00:00 Introduction 02:54 5'x7' Tarp - Plans and Current Configuration 06:03 Let's Get the Tarp on the Fence and Test it 06:36 I Had To Add More Tape to Make it Resonant for 20 Meters 07:28 Let's See if We Can Hear Anything on the Radio? 08:22 Let's Go to the Park and PLAY POTA! 11:44 TARP OVERHEAD VIEW 12:17 Conclusion

Introduction

5'x7' Tarp - Plans and Current Configuration

Let's Get the Tarp on the Fence and Test it

I Had To Add More Tape to Make it Resonant for 20 Meters

Let's See if We Can Hear Anything on the Radio?

Let's Go to the Park and PLAY POTA!

TARP OVERHEAD VIEW

Conclusion

HamJazz

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