HR2.0 - Ham Radio Antennas | Base Station Antennas - What Do The YouTubers Use? YTB #19

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Sep 4, 2020.

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  1. N1WLD

    N1WLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    A hex beam, a G5RV, a Cubex Kingbee III, and a Diamond 510. I can fully enjoy my hobby without spending a small fortune.
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  2. N1IPU

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    Cubex makes some excellent antennas. I would go for the larger ones but being in Ice country leaves me with concerns.
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  3. N1WLD

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    I'm also in Ice and Snow country. My hex beam went from a bowl, to an umbrella, and back again, after a VERY wet snow storm this past spring! The Kingbee wasn't affected at all! Like you, I considered the larger Cubex but was concerned with the affects of snow and ice.
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  4. KI4POT

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    Whenever someone does a youtube video on ham radio and shares it here it becomes a pissing contest courtesy of all the folks who think certain youtubers are somehow the problem with ham radio. The subject doesn't matter, it's a pavlovian response to stimuli.

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  5. KI4POT

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    I've been licensed for about 14 years and that was always the term I heard people use, including from some who were licensed longer than I've been alive (I'm 47).

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  6. KC5HWB

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    This is the greatest description I have heard recently. Thanks for the insight!
  7. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Been licensed for 25 years, same here. I honestly don't understand people getting upset about terms, anyway.
  8. W0AQ

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    I don't see anyone upset. I don't think, "base station" is common ham radio terminology, but that's just my opinion/experience and I'm not upset.
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  9. KC5HWB

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    You are correct. I was making a generalized statement, not directing that comment to this thread. I have heard people get upset about terms that I have used (others have used) in the past on videos, posts, etc. Not here, not today. You are right, I didn't mean to make it sound like I was directing that comment at this thread.
  10. W4KMH

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    I enjoyed watching and learning about what others use. “I live in the woods “ and space is limited. I’m sure the canopy of trees and leaves effect things. All my antennas are home brewed wires. My work horse is a ZS6BKW up about 65’. I have an OCF with 80/20 split as per W8JI scaled down for 20m at 45’. A 17 Half Square at 35’. An inverted L under a group of oak trees for 80m (works multiple bands). I have fun with these.
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