10 meter hamstick dipole

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KK4QYN, Jun 11, 2019.

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  1. KK4QYN

    KK4QYN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can I leave this antenna outside?
    Thanks 73
     
  2. N7WR

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    Sure--if the coax connector is weather proofed
     
  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would be best on the roof or high in a tree.
     
  4. KK4QYN

    KK4QYN Ham Member QRZ Page

    How about the whips, should they be sealed?
     
  5. N7WR

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    Typically hamsticks are already sealed
     
  6. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    N7WR -
    Just because I'm curious, why so many call signs? And the 'general' one, with the WV prefix is definitely odd for that time period.
     
  7. K2CQW

    K2CQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I ran this configuration from late 2012 til Dec 2014 on my deck off the back of a town home (hoa) in Princeton, NJ. I did seal the coax connection and added a choke balun (beads). There was still decent propagation on 10 & 15 and I had good luck into Europe. But now? Aaargh. Now in DE with a G5RV, FT8 on (gag) 20, a band I avoided like the plague in NJ.
     
  8. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you don't like 20 meters, why are you using it?
     
  9. K7GQ

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    I don't think there's any danger of someone stealing it ...
     
  10. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I leave mine outside. :)
     

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