Discussion in 'On the Road' started by W5HV, Apr 15, 2021.
One center support for inverted V.
love your call mabe we can meet on the bands sometime 73s De Robert W5HV
Portable Fan Dipole
A few camping trips, I used a fan-dipole I made for 40 and 30 M, because those bands seem to be good for QRP work.
I just used some cotton fiber clothes line rope to support center hauled up over a tree branch. Just had a weight on the end and tossed it up .
The 4 other ends I tied off as high as I could reach on other trees. Had about 30 ft of RG58 feedline to the rig. Kind of "inv vee" configuration
I trimmed the length to freq on the low end of each band at home at about the expected height above ground . got a very low SWR before packing up the antenna.
When it was time to leave the camp, I just untied the rope ends and rolled up the wire,.