Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Pedestrian mobile 2m & 70cm SSB
VHF SSB is an underappreciated mode. Many people have it on their FT817s, 818s etc. SSB's efficiency can give better range than FM. Especially when teamed up with the superior gain large beam antennas that many SSBers have.
Here are a few videos demonstrating my experiences with 2m and 70cm SSB while pedestrian mobile.
Horizontal dipole for 2m SSB
Pedestrian mobile on 2m vertical polarisation SSB net
70cm SSB vertical polarisation net
144 MHz SSB net from the beach
PS: Into low power amateur radio? Minimum QRP is the top-selling manual on the equipment, antennas, operating and strategy of successful QRP operating. It's available for under $US 5 each in electronic form. Or you can get a paperback version. Visit VK3YE Radio Books to find out more.
Enjoy reading about diverse facets of amateur radio? Like building projects? Sometimes find my videos hard to find? If any of these applies ...
We all know about the half wavelength dipole. A quarter wavelength of wire either side of a low impedance (normally coaxial) feedline. It&...
We normally think of HF dipoles as being a horizontal wire strung between two trees. Or, if only a single tall mast is available, an inv...