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Re: Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Definitely  operator error. Wrong call sign in this. Will correct shortly 

JIM K5SP 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Bill-KC8WSM 070-1191 <kc8wsm@...>
Date: 1/22/19 12:37 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Welcome

Jim
Is W9GOO # 2670 or 2669?  I think yesterday you added him as 2669.
Thanks
Bill
KC8WSM  #1191

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:48 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

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2671 Al             NR9F
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Re: Welcome

Bill-N7RI
 

Jim
Is W9GOO # 2670 or 2669?  I think yesterday you added him as 2669.
Thanks
Bill
KC8WSM  #1191

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 10:48 AM Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2670 Matthew  W9GOO
2671 Al             NR9F
2672 Bill           N4QNF

Jim K5SP
Membership Director

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Member Services Director


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Richard Rohrer
 

Hi Paula,

After running several portable operations using different antennas and I have had the best results using two 20 mtr ham sticks as a dipole.  I use a 22 ft fiberglass flag pole I purchased several years ago at an RV show.  The vendor said I must be a ham radio operator since they are the only people that buy the 22 ft version.  I home brewed a mount for the ham sticks and it has worked pretty well.  The main advantage is you don't need any other supports, which if you are staying in a timeshare or other rental can be a plus.  When we lived in the RV there were several places we stayed that would not allow any ropes in the trees or any thing driven in the ground, so the pole was necessary to get on the air.  I use one of the ham sticks for my mobile operations.  I am not sure a 40 mtr hams stick would resonate on 15.  I have one and I may try it to see if it works.  I have also found that trying to load them on other bands using a tuner, although the tuner could find a solution, they did not work well and caused some RFI.  

I have used an end feed antenna and found that while it works I did not get very good results with it.  When I have time I am going to see if I can work out a better wire length.  I have also use a 23 foot wire with my AH-4 auto antenna tuner, which gives me all band coverage with only one support.  I do use a counterpoise with it.  Worked ok, but caused one of the arc flash circuit breakers at our friends house to trip and also caused RFI to the recliner in the family room, it would extend when I transmitter, hi hi. 

As a couple of others have suggested I am in the process of building a add on dipole that will start at 17 mtrs and allow extra wire segments to be added to cover 20, 30 and 40.  

The other thing I liked about the fiberglass pole, is that at night I could collapse it and the antenna virtually disappeared.   I would only extend it when I wanted to operate.  

These are my thoughts and I am still working on various solutions for portable ops, but if you don't try something you won't discover what works. 

73
Dick - KC3EF


Re: Welcome

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

Whoo, hoo!  Welcome, all!

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!

On Jan 22, 2019, at 9:48 AM, Jim K5SP <jinnis@...> wrote:

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2670 Matthew  W9GOO
2671 Al             NR9F
2672 Bill           N4QNF

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Membership Director

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Member Services Director


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2670 Matthew  W9GOO
2671 Al             NR9F
2672 Bill           N4QNF

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Member Services Director


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

stan W9SMR
 

Paula,

I asked my APE partner Bob, KC9UR, who each year designs and assembles our antenna farm for the Pontoon Portable APE to give you some suggestions. Here is his response:

"Several things come to mind for multi-band portable operation.

The first would be an LNR Precision Quad End-fed antenna. It's resonant on 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m and can be configured as a vertical, horizontal, sloper or inverted vee. I have one and it performs well. I've used the matching transformer with various other resonant end fed wires on our APEs over the years. LNR is a U.S. Company, so they should be able to deliver quickly.

Another suggestion would be a linked dipole - it would be much more efficient (i.e. it would get out much better) than a hamstick
dipole. They can easily be home-brewed and are light and easy to carry. . Sotabeam in the UK has some nice multi-band portable dipoles, but I don't know how quickly they can deliver. It could be set up as an inverted bee using a tree or fishing pole to support the center, or you could pick up a few more db of gain if the ends are elevated.

Another configuration that we have successfully used on a number of APEs is to use an LNR Quad End-fed matching transformer with a 67 foot length of wire in a 20m half-square configuration. Since it is end-fed, it resonates on 40m, 20m, 15m, and 10m. On 20m it provides 3 to 4 dbi gain in a figure 8 dipole-like pattern. It does require two 20ft high supports spaced around 33ft apart.

Good luck, and have fun in the sun!

Bob, KC9UR."

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From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io <hamette=hushmail.com@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:33 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it. Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

Paula K7PAX 1739


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Barry -

My Moto G was actually still working fine, but I thought I had a problem. I thought the battery was shot--it seemed to die very quickly. So after a week or two of that, I replaced it with a Moto Xv4 that was on sale.

Later I realized that my internet provider had changed the settings for checking email from attached devices. I don't usually do email on a phone--I'm a touch typist, and I can't type emails the way I'd like on a small, fake keyboard. But I had inadvertently left the phone in a mode where it was trying to check email. And when it failed, it tried again--immediately. And then again, and again, and again... It wasn't until I changed the settings on it that I realized my mistake and that the battery was good. But by that time I had the new phone, so the old one is in my desk drawer. (And funny thing--it hadn't been turned on in about eight months, but when I did turn it on Saturday, the battery was still at 100%!)

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 9:31 am
Subject: Re: [070Club] Mobile or Portable Grids

Steve
Maybe to early to retire the MOTOG except it will not send
or recieve photos and the camera is really bad.
TVM
Barry


On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
Barry -
 
Glad I could help. And I just did what I think you did--I pulled out my old Moto G (1st edition) and loaded that app. I had retired the Moto G about ten months ago--it's off the cellular network, but it still comes up on WiFi when I want to. And the app works, even under Android 5.1 (mid-way in the Lollipop series.)
 
Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Mobile or Portable Grids

Amazing what happens when you compound mental agility by the quantity
of smart folks here.
Steve - You have found a simple solution that even works with my old
not-so-smart phone.
TVM
Barry


On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 01:59 PM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
 
 
 
Of course, your phone still has to have its GPS function enabled. I have an Android phone, and I know location services are still active when in airplane mode. I'm not sure about iPhones, but you might have to do something special.
 
I went to the Google Play Store and downloaded the first Maidenhead grid application I found. It's called Grid Square Locator and it's written by Boris, US1PM. (It actually has very good reviews, rated 4.8 out of 5.) Then I put my phone in airplane mode (to simulate a lack of any external connections) and went driving around. 
Steve
W3HF
 
 


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Jerry N9AVY
 

Paula:

 

Would think best choices might be 80/30/40/20m   might try 17 meters , but it’s mostly FT-8 (ugh)

 

 

Jerry  n9avy

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 4:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739

 


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Rick - N7WE
 

Paula-

For a month!!!  Lucky you!  Enjoy! 

I don't have any experience with the MFJ Octopus so can't comment on that.  But if you want to work 2m FM, use your vertical.  There is great debate about cross-polarization loss.  Some say 20db, other up to 60db.  But they all agree there is substantial loss. 

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Brian (N2MLP)
 

If using push up poles a fan dipole  will also work

Cheaper too

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

So my IT-100 tuner would suffice to work 15m on a 40m hamstick . . .

 

Paula

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 14:37
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

40/15 work as a dual band

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Brian (N2MLP)
 

15 meters should be a good match on a 40m hamstick

 

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         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:40 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

So my IT-100 tuner would suffice to work 15m on a 40m hamstick . . .

 

Paula

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 14:37
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

40/15 work as a dual band

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

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From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

So my IT-100 tuner would suffice to work 15m on a 40m hamstick . . .

 

Paula

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian (N2MLP)
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 14:37
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: Re: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

40/15 work as a dual band

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739


Re: Seeking antenna suggestions

Brian (N2MLP)
 

40/15 work as a dual band

 

========================

         de N2MLP Brian

       Monroe County PA

 

 

========================

 

 

From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Paula K7PAX #1739 via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 5:34 PM
To: 070Club@groups.io
Subject: [070Club] Seeking antenna suggestions

 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739


Seeking antenna suggestions

Paula K7PAX #1739
 

Hi group! I am going to Lake Havasu City for a month and want to take my IC7000 with me. I do not have a portable antenna setup to use with it.

 

I was looking at the MFJ Octopus kit which gives you the hub and a set of 4 pairs of hamsticks. I would buy a tripod and pushup mast for it.  Anyone ever used one or anything like it?

 

One of the questions I have is “which four pairs of hamsticks should I choose?” I am asking this because I know what bands I want to work, but I have read where sometimes one set can tune up on more than one band – 40/20 meters I think. I was thinking I want to work 15, 20, and 40. I also want VHF, so I could either choose a VHF pair, or I could mount my VHF vertical on top, and choose another HF pair, say 10 or 80 meters to fill out the octopus.

 

I would love to hear everyone chime in and give me their ideas. I am leaving in a week, so I either have to move fast and get something ordered, or just have it shipped to my destination in AZ.

 

What would you guys do? I’ve never operated portable before. I know a lot of you have.

 

Paula K7PAX 1739


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2669 John W9GOO

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
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Member Services Director


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

VA7GEM -1470 <boat.anchor@...>
 

Steve
Maybe to early to retire the MOTOG except it will not send
or recieve photos and the camera is really bad.
TVM
Barry


On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
Barry -
 
Glad I could help. And I just did what I think you did--I pulled out my old Moto G (1st edition) and loaded that app. I had retired the Moto G about ten months ago--it's off the cellular network, but it still comes up on WiFi when I want to. And the app works, even under Android 5.1 (mid-way in the Lollipop series.)
 
Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Mobile or Portable Grids

Amazing what happens when you compound mental agility by the quantity
of smart folks here.
Steve - You have found a simple solution that even works with my old
not-so-smart phone.
TVM
Barry


On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 01:59 PM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
 
 
 
Of course, your phone still has to have its GPS function enabled. I have an Android phone, and I know location services are still active when in airplane mode. I'm not sure about iPhones, but you might have to do something special.
 
I went to the Google Play Store and downloaded the first Maidenhead grid application I found. It's called Grid Square Locator and it's written by Boris, US1PM. (It actually has very good reviews, rated 4.8 out of 5.) Then I put my phone in airplane mode (to simulate a lack of any external connections) and went driving around. 
Steve
W3HF
 
 


WA7ETE Achieves LONP!

Rick - N7WE
 

Saturday I asked: "Who will be next new member of LONP?"  It is Steve - WA7ETE who achieved Loyal Order of the Narrow-banded Phaseshifters (LONP) the very next day - Sunday January 20, 2019.  He becomes LONP #417.  That was quick Steve!  Please join me in congratulating him!  

Will you be next???  You can check your LONP credits in the 070 Awards Progress Checker.  Just click on the 070-LONP option on the Awards Progress Bar. .

Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: KC0QIK Achieves LONP! - CORRECTION

Rick - N7WE
 

Scott's LONP # is 416 - not 411 as previously stated.
--
Rick - N7WE
070 - #1602
PR Director


Re: Mobile or Portable Grids

Stephen Melachrinos
 

Barry -

Glad I could help. And I just did what I think you did--I pulled out my old Moto G (1st edition) and loaded that app. I had retired the Moto G about ten months ago--it's off the cellular network, but it still comes up on WiFi when I want to. And the app works, even under Android 5.1 (mid-way in the Lollipop series.)

Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: VA7GEM -1470 via Groups.Io <boat.anchor@...>
To: 070Club <070Club@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Subject: Re: [070Club] Mobile or Portable Grids

Amazing what happens when you compound mental agility by the quantity
of smart folks here.
Steve - You have found a simple solution that even works with my old
not-so-smart phone.
TVM
Barry


On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 01:59 PM, Stephen Melachrinos wrote:
 
Of course, your phone still has to have its GPS function enabled. I have an Android phone, and I know location services are still active when in airplane mode. I'm not sure about iPhones, but you might have to do something special.
 
I went to the Google Play Store and downloaded the first Maidenhead grid application I found. It's called Grid Square Locator and it's written by Boris, US1PM. (It actually has very good reviews, rated 4.8 out of 5.) Then I put my phone in airplane mode (to simulate a lack of any external connections) and went driving around. 
Steve
W3HF
 
 


Welcome

Jim K5SP
 

Please join me in welcoming our new PODXS070 member(s):

2668 Curt  KT5CT

Jim K5SP
Membership Director
--
Jim,  K5SP #483
Member Services Director

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