looking for antenna report

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by K5VZD, Apr 25, 2019.

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  1. K5VZD

    K5VZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    actually both
  2. K5VZD

    K5VZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    tks Barry appreciate the info
    73 tom
  3. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    For QRP I advise; the litle rigs need the B I G antennas.
    A short base loaded antenna like that needs several 1/4 wave long radials at least.
    I could go on , but you don't want to hear it.
    Going portable with QRP , and an undersized antenna will break your heart after a while. :(
  4. N8TGQ

    N8TGQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    But when it all comes together and you work some great DX on a whip with 3 watts it's so cool!
  5. W7CJD

    W7CJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I tried an ATAS antenna once.

    It was so "fiddly" ..that and small parts easily "lost" in the grass, I thought better of it.

    I think adjusting the whip on a "hamstick" antenna in small increments is as difficult as I have patience.

    I like wire antennas.

    I had to practice tossing lines up in trees, and working out "best" method for getting the wire antenna set up.

    I think you may find the antenna you are considering to be difficult to adjust.
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  6. W6KLD

    W6KLD Ham Member QRZ Page

    20190224_081457.jpg The portability factor helps at times. Travelling to KC next weekend. This setup will net enough cw and ssb to make the packing worth the trip! Anderson power poles for the counterpoises, formula above is spot on!!!

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