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Anyone use a Packtenna?

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by W7LZN, Mar 24, 2017.

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  1. K4YND

    K4YND Ham Member QRZ Page

    here is what I use. I'm never above a tree line. 55 clams for the entire setup including coax. for 270 I think I would buy a Mountain Topper transceiver instead.

  2. OH2FFY

    OH2FFY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thats not really a joke in matter.
    I have met Extra class Hams that can't solder or put a PL259 plug on and end of coax. :eek:

    gregW:) OH2FFY
  3. N1OOQ

    N1OOQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not part of the tests. Never was, as far as I am aware.
  4. OH2FFY

    OH2FFY Ham Member QRZ Page

    And people wonder where Ham Radio went wrong .....
    Theres ya answer !

    gregW:) OH2FFY
  5. K8TDN

    K8TDN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think it would have been a nice thing to have a hands on test module. Could be something like make a simple dipole for certain band 20/40 meters ... Have some basic items and wire. Test the knowledge and skills and in the end the amatuer has first antenna for HF.
  6. K4JGA

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    Thanks for your personal review... Will look into it as well. Starting to enjoy Outdoor QRP operation and looking for something simple.

    &3, Joe-k4jga
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  7. VE6NS

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    Agree 100%

    Tried 3 different times to get a shipping quote to Canada. Told 3 times they'd get back to me. Never heard more. Ended up building my own for about $25 bucks. Couldn't be happier!
  8. N6RGR

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    I have used one of these with pretty good success! Cost = $49.00 and it is easily packed. There were directions on building one, but the Coleman clothes winder cost about $15.00, so two would be $30.00. Add wire and rope and you would pay for the ready made version. All I bring is a couple of jackite poles (if there are no trees around), rope, and a QRP radio and am good to go.

    Roger KK6IVD
  9. KS4RT

    KS4RT Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

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  10. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

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