New Portable Antennas for 144 MHz and 50 MHz

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Ken Hansen
10 months ago

I ran an Elk Log Periodic dual-band beam on a 6′ tripod at my in-laws house in Central Jersey for last week’s VHF Contest, snd had what I consider to be good success.

I only worked from 10:30 PM to 4:00 AM, only on 2 meters, and only QRP! I used my Elk with my IC-705, running on a battery pack, for ten watts.

I only managed about 32 FT-8 QSOs, but I reached from Maine to North Carolina, about 300 miles away.

my in-law’s house is on the highest point in the area, and the location played a big part in my success.

My tripod Mount: http://n2vip.com/elk-log-periodic-tripod-mount/

was based on your video: https://www.k0pir.us/tripod-mount-for-the-elk-antenna/

The lesson I learned is in contesting, the three most important things are:

  1. Location
  2. Location
  3. Location
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Renee Culver
10 months ago

Too many of our new ham are getting the idea thar only VHF exists and THAT is ham radio. NOT BY A L-O-N-G shot. TRY HF!!

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