Spark Plug Antenna: setup and first try

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K9KMV, Oct 9, 2021.

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  1. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    it is a catchy marketing name, like the oldsmobile starfire. the olds didn't have anything to do with star travel or fire. at least the spark plug looks like a spark plug. the olds didn't look anything like a space vehicle.

    this spark plug gets way more miles per whatever than the olds!
     
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  2. M7BLC

    M7BLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cool device. Minimalist is king in the QRP portable world and the choices just keep on improving across all the equipment needed. One simple lightweight backpack will be soon all that's needed. Still got the weight of the beer to carry I suppose lol.
     
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  3. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    sherpa. at least, all he/she has to carry back are the empties (no glass, please!)
     
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  4. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    pour le mercedes (pour moi, le 2CV!). au moins vous n’en avez besoin que d’un!
     
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  5. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Une bougie d'allumage à 50 $ vaut plus que la 2CV.Hi ... But really I have a soft spot for the ole 2CV
     
  6. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    i hope everyone is happy- i just bought the plug only.
     
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  7. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    woo hoo! il vient aujourd’hui!!
    it's coming today!!
     
  8. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    it arrived, and i'm most pleased.

    i got to thinking (everyone run for the hills!)......

    could i put all 3 band wires on together, but somewhat spread apart?
    my thinking on this is the signal will automatically select the one of the proper length
    and i won't have to take it down to change bands.

    thanks heaps!
     
  9. M7BLC

    M7BLC Ham Member QRZ Page


    Me I would use one wire with traps - my thinking is even more dangerous !
     
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  10. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    i had wondered about that and was also wondering whether that would be overthinking it.
    sometimes i give meyself a headache, BUT maybe i'll try the spread-wire and see what happens.
    here, fire is 9-1-1. yours 999?
     

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