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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 07:30:53 PM »
I'm workin' on it! *hic* Workin' on it I said!"
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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 01:39:26 AM »
well you are not the only one.... 8)
I am experimenting with steel beer can variations.

BTW, KF4BWG has a J-pole equivalent

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 06:20:30 AM »
I bet if you kept drinking, you could probably tune to 160 meters   :o but talking would be an issue.   ::)
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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 12:34:38 PM »
Just a NOTE, here: with a Good Manual Tuner, you can get Dang near ANYTHING to Resonate on a Ham Band, but just how Efficient is it as a RF Radiator, that is the Question.....  I knew a Fellow, that liked to use Steel GuardRails on Highways as Antennas when out running Portable Ops. They are LONG, and Insulated, by the Wood Posts that raise them above the Ground. He actually made a bunch of 160 Meter contacts, with that type of Radiator. Give me a dipole strung up in the Trees, any day....Just Say'en
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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 09:06:00 PM »
my favorite tuner is made by MFJ and tunes anything from 160 to 10M,
and it will do it on a 20 foot wire,
efficiency is the real key

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Re: You are gonna LUV LUV this QRP antenna
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 03:44:36 AM »
indeed....
KF4BWG has built a J-Pole out of beer cans too, but has also built an antenna out of a tree stump

http://www.kf4bwg.com/#file04