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WB8WCE
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« on: July 09, 2004, 07:51:15 AM »

I am awaiting delivery of a 30' class A RV and would like to use my Ts570D Kenwood while at a campground only, not mobile. Any suggestions on what type of an easy setup antenna I could use for 20 meters that I could just set on the ground (to old to climb up on top of unit)and get on the air without much ado.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks

Jerry

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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 09:52:05 AM »

One of the easiest antennas to erect and use is a long wire matched by one of the various auto-couplers on the market. The SGC 230 is an example. Properly installed, all you'd have to do is string out 20 feet or so, maybe more for the lower bands, and have at it.

Although I operate mobile, when I travel I carry a 50 foot extension with a large alligator clip on one end and an insulator with 35 feet of rope attached. Just about any old tree or post can be used to support the far end.

Alan, KØBG
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KL7IPV
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2004, 01:10:49 AM »

I went to Radio Shack and bought one of their roof mount tripods for $20. I then went to Home Depot and bought a floor flange and a 3 foot piece of threaded pipe to fit the floor flange and also the tripod. Put the 3 foot pipe in the tripod with the floor flange screwed on and facing up. I use a mag mount on the floor flange with what ever antenna I want to use. I also put a ground wire from the tripod away and out from the tripod as a counterpoise. I work what ever band I want with a tuner. It all folds up and fits into the 5th wheel storage compartment. Before that it all fit on my MH storage. Cheap and easy.
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Frank
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