Portable HF gear in a small footprint

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5QBF, Apr 14, 2021.

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  1. K5QBF

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    When I upgraded to General, the first thing I started working on was the ability to go portable. I live in an apartment and the noise floor on a daily basis is S7-S8. The first time I experienced an S-0 noise floor I was hooked. Stations that were barely an S2 sounded like they were in the same room with me. So I put together a list of things that might help someone else in my circumstance get out on the air.

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  2. WM1N

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    Looks like a good system for field operation. Now that I am officially Retired, hoping try POTA. The spider beam mast looks interesting. Would like to try an endfed halfwave at some point. Currently I have an Alpha ProMaster with Tripod. Have two radios for field use, a Yaesu FT-857D with Bioenno 30 AH Battery and an Icom IC-705. Next I need to look around for some pelican cases.
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  3. KG5TON

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    A ham radio YouTube video under 7 minutes long? What is this trickery?
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  4. WB8UBR

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    Hey Shane, I like the cases you have. Who makes them?
    Thanks for the video.
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  5. KC3PBI

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    Those look like Pelican 1500 series, I have a few.
  6. AE0Q

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  7. W6SLA

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    Nice video and thanks for making it. Will subscribe and look forward to some more from you in the future. 73.
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  8. K5QBF

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    They are Apache 3800 from harbor Freight.
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  9. W5CTL

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  10. K5QBF

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    Yea I try and make the video length for the content. Some videos take longer than others, but this one was pretty easy to wrap up pretty quick and still get all the details in there.
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