New Portable Antennas for 144 MHz and 50 MHz
I have been camping in North Carolina near the Smokies and I did have my 2 Meter and 6 Meter antennas up for the VHF contest last weekend. It's been a busy few days for me since I started my journey home.
New Portable Antennas
My Elk antenna. This one is not actually new to me, but this is a new way for me to use it. It's my Elk antenna that I have used for satellite operation. It is mounted on a 25 foot flag pole, but I didn’t have any luck with it during the contest. I was in a bad spot between some hills.
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Next time I will plan ahead and look for a spot out in the open. I can see using this antenna, this way in Arizona.
The next is a Diamond A502HB 6 Meter beam. I got this before I left and I was able to make a few contacts during the VHF contest. Again, not a real good location for this antenna. Mounted this one on my 30 foot flagpole.
Finally, above is a picture of my Inverted Vee up 50 feet. Got it up there with my Dog Gone Antenna Launcher. This antenna works great as always.
I will follow up and let you know how they work again in a different location. Hopefully a location with some altitude.
I have a 2 meter transverter and will be using it more from the camper with my Icom 7300.
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