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Old 09-05-2015, 01:41 PM   #29
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I have used this quite successfully over the years and might have been mentioned but didnt see it. Hustler Mobile tri band adapter 8 bucks
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:41 PM   #30
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Eggs at the Hamfest in Shelby, North Carolina, today.
The owner of the Parkliner is a member of fiverglassrv.com
Although I went by his flea-market tent twice, I never could find the owner of the Casita.

Edit, added this:

Well I picked up a pair of 20M Hamstick knockoffs (ProComm from Quicksilver) and the bracket to make a dipole. Did not find a fiberglass collapsible mast (under 30 feet) so I might, or I might not, try to hang the Hamstick dipole from a tree on my trip home from Backus with the new Scamp.

Also could not find any used Antenna Analyzers and could not bring myself to purchase a new MFJ one. (Still considering the RigExpert AA-170).

Then came home and worked Kuwait, Israel, and Morocco (and England and Colorado if they count) all with the 100 watts and half size G5RV temporary antenna. Even simple equipment can work the world - it will be interesting to see how the Scamp portable station works out.
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:30 PM   #31
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For a fiberglass mast you might want to look in a hardware store. I've got a pole trimmer which has a collapsible fiberglass pole. I've got a collapsible pool cleaner pole although the one I have is aluminum. Both of there I think will extend out to 20 ft or so.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:47 PM   #32
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For a fiberglass mast you might want to look in a hardware store. I've got a pole trimmer which has a collapsible fiberglass pole. I've got a collapsible pool cleaner pole although the one I have is aluminum. Both of there I think will extend out to 20 ft or so.
Great idea, and even greater because it reminded me that I already have a fiberglass pole in my garage. It has a tree limb cutting device, which I removed temporarily. Its only two piece so even collapsed it is a little unwieldy, and its only 11 feet 5 inches extended.

Here is the hamstick dipole on the mast, very temporally mounted on my deck.
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Old 09-12-2015, 03:38 PM   #33
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I've tried my Alexloop on the roof accessing it through the skylight vent ...works FB! Did get a few inquiries as to "Hey, what kind of GPS antenna is that?"

here's a pic:https://flic.kr/p/uQxqzW

I'm also now using my Scamp 16 as a winter time ham shack by leaving parked up on hill behind the house where it's under a 30' tree which supports a 40m delta-loop feed with twinlead tunes 80-10m maybe 160m if feed against ground

Just in case ...I've WiFi motion detector and IP webcamp to keep an on my stuff also the wife can check to see if I'm on the radio or snuck off to brew pub! Doh!

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Old 09-13-2015, 07:23 AM   #34
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I would try the Alexloop if I were going to be QRP.

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:23 AM   #35
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It works!

Not great, but it works.
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:24 PM   #36
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Does the pooch work CW with his paws, since he'd no doubt be unintelligible on SSB?
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:28 PM   #37
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KD0BUK here. Have a radio and a power supply for my home. Any recommendations for a home antenna that is reasonably priced? I think I'd prefer something I can attach to my TV antenna mounted on the roof. Thank you.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:36 PM   #38
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So where are the SCAMP Field Day events held each year?!

I imagine there would have to at least be a Left Coast and a Right Coast event...
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:26 PM   #39
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So where are the SCAMP Field Day events held each year?!

I imagine there would have to at least be a Left Coast and a Right Coast event...
I operated Field Day 2015 from Oklahoma from my Casita. I had my 20 / 40 meter vertical and my 85' end fed Field Day Special set up and the radio was powered from a 150 watt solar panel charging two 100 AH AGM batteries.

A while back I suggested having a fiberglass trailer rally devoted to amateur radio. I thought a good name was Hams-N-Eggs.

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:33 PM   #40
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I operated Field Day 2015 from Oklahoma from my Casita. I had my 20 / 40 meter vertical and my 85' end fed Field Day Special set up and the radio was powered from a 150 watt solar panel charging two 100 AH AGM batteries.

A while back I suggested having a fiberglass trailer rally devoted to amateur radio. I thought a good name was Hams-N-Eggs.

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'great QSL card, John. And I like the Ham-n-Eggs idea.

I run a simple inverted "V" - two actually - and with appropriate connections I can work 40, 20, 15 and if I remember correctly 10..., though 10 hasn't really been opened since sometime last century.

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Space to carry all the antennas can be pretty hard to come by. Therefore I've gone pretty simple, I carry 2 Par End Fedz, a 20 meter and a 40 meter. To support the far end I carry 2 telescoping fiberglass poles 19' and 33', the kind you whirlly things attached to. I carry 3 or 4 short metal fence posts. How this works is I drive a fence post into the ground, then attach the far end of ENDFedz antenna to pole Use bungie cords to hole the fiberglass pole in place. That the support for one end, the other with the match box goes the back of my truck. I have a small piece of cord attached to the match box and the goes over the handle of the raised rear canopy window. I operate from the tailgate. A 50 amp hour battery sitting near the back and charged with 65 Watt solar panel. The radio is a Yaesu 857D operating at 100W. I also for the times the ground is really hard or I want to operate 10m I have a buddie pole dipole.
For those that think I might be under powered with a 50ah battery and a 65W solar panel, about 5 years ago with a number of operators we worked for whole 24 hours without a power problem.
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Does the pooch work CW with his paws, since he'd no doubt be unintelligible on SSB?
Turns out that his CW is just as unintelligible
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