Originally Posted by KC8VWM
Charles very slick I really like that how long are the painter poles you use when collapsed for travel. By chance would you have a complete set of directions for building that complete antenna with approx dimensions for length of elements? How high are you able to go with a set of guy wires in very mild wind conditions. This appears to be superior to anything I have been using for the high bands for QRP portable. If you have something could you please email them to me if not to much trouble?
What I have been using with my KX3 the most for an antenna is a 31' fiberglass telescopic windsock pole with an eyelet on the tip. Mostly I use as a vertical with 6 33' radials will tune 10-40m most of the time using the internal tuner in my radio. It works great on 40/30m as would be expected and 20-15m a good job but lacking on 10/12m some. It's a vertical and to be expected I guess when I have another support I rig it in an Inverted L and also in an Inverted V but the ends are close to the ground usually.
The downside to this setup is that I do have to have guys with it unless I setup very low then the antenna doesn't work well. When I ordered the poles in the beginning I ordered 4 of them with big ideas of a 4 sq loop after one time of setting it up I decided that even though it worked very well it took to much time (3 hrs for me) and was a pain with all the guys.
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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