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Building a QRP DiPole Antenna from Grain Wagons

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0KLB, Oct 22, 2023.

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  1. K0KLB

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    Iowa - Experimenting with QRP 5w, a Ladder Line and two Grain wagons in a DiPole configuration. No Trees, No Mast's needed... Will it make contacts?

     

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  2. N8TGQ

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    I remember a club doing this at field day one year using school busses.
     
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  3. K0UO

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    I like it!!!

    Have fun
    I have run HF combine and tractor mobile it is unique

    You put a whole new slant on it.... .

    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" miles of wire in the Air & On the AIR daily
     
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  4. KI4POT

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    Awesome. I love stuff like this. It's fun to do something just because.

    Chris
     
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  5. W1YW

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    Why is this surprising? We already know grain wagons are designed for maximum loading;-)

    HEHEH!
     
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  6. KM9G

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    Kevin is out there doing real "prepping" - good job Kevin!
     
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  7. NL7W

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    Grew up on family farms in eastern Iowa and SW Wisconsin. Miss those days!

    Have fun.

    Steve, NL7W
    Palmer, Alaska, USA
     
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  8. NL7W

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    Kevin should be on the combine, bringing the corn before the rain hits! :)
     
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  9. DO1FER

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    Congratulations to the unusual and working Double Zepp.
     
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  10. KC1RVK

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    Very fun! Goes to show that antennas are everywhere around us.
     
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  11. K0UO

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    We need to call this the Farm/Rancher forum.... ..

    I think the Nebraska amateurs have what they call, The Corn Huskers net.

    There used to be a net down in Oklahoma called, The Wheat Straw net.

    I've heard of The Cowboy net, too.
     
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  12. KI5UXW

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    Oh heck yeah!
    This is why amateur radio is so freaking cool!
     
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  13. K3XR

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    Bet that was a real learning experience.:D
     
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  14. N2MAK

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    I drove by a wagon in the field the other day and thought, "Hey, that'd make a nice antenna." LOL
     
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  15. WB2YMU

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    Just use a light bulb...!!!
     
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