Unfortunately, the site seems more about mobile than
portable which I believe is what Byron was asking.
Perhaps some sort
of collapsible mast with a hunk of wire running up or maybe a
couple masts to hold up a dipole or some other antenna. There
are a few commercial models available. If I was to go portable
I have a 25 foot surveyor's pole that would hold up a wire;
think I also have a long painter's pole.
Shooting a wire
up with an air powered spud gun or slingshot into a tree might
also work, but sometimes trees are available. Had a friend
several year ago who installed a commerical telescoping mast
(like TV stations use for remotes)... saw one at Dayton years
ago with a price tag of $4000 ! My friend's was installed in
his RV and held a tribander; recall someone else who had
similar set up down in GA. But these are pricey and not
something readily available to us.
all for a cheap and simple set up that would do the trick.
Also remember seeing a 20m portable beam made from a couple
fishing poles on the net a couple years back. Fibre glass
poles were cheap and collapsible. Wish I could remember the
site. Probably best to Google "portable antennas".
almost ‘Amateur Radio Mobile Central’ – maybe
even too much mobile information. Lot’s of
ideas there …
- 73 and good DX de
Mike, K6MKF, Past President - NCDXC
like to do more mobile operating for a few
reasons. I would like to help the club out
and get more Grids on the air for
individuals. I find this a fun activity, but
sometimes to do a portable setup it is just
been looking at antennas, and there are
just a million options and some they are
very proud of them and the cost is insane.
Is there a cost sensitive antenna that
would work well for HF?
I'm also looking for an easy way to mount
my Elecraft KX3 in my Jeep Wrangler.