Monday, January 20, 2020

One hour in the 2020 Summer VHF/UHF Field Day

This is about the most basic setup you could have. Five watts of 144 MHz SSB only with a 2 element yagi at not much higher than sea level. Nevertheless contacts up to nearly 200km were made.

Here's the video.

PS: Enjoy building antennas? Many hams do. Hand-carried QRP antennas, my first antenna book has been very popular. That concentrated on basic concepts and the lower HF bands. Anyway here's the follow-up. Called More Hand-carried QRP antennas it describes more than 30 antennas and accessories that you can easily build. And there's more of an emphasis on upper HF, VHF and UHF antennas that the previous volume didn't have so much on.

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