[AMRadio] Vertical antennas

Robert w4rl at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 31 12:03:37 EDT 2015

Now that, Rich, gives lots of hams "hope" ie a "light at the end of the 
tunnel" when having to size down as our lives change over the years.  
Sizing down doesn't mean giving up.  tnx es 73 de  Robert W4RL Pensacola FL

On 10/31/2015 10:28 AM, Rich Jones via AMRadio wrote:
> I went from a 20 acre farm to a mobile home park, double-wide (a nice park with restrictions of course).  I use a 75 meter ham stick, grounded to a 3/4 in. copper pipe in the ground.  The whole array is up 4 ft and I use a 16 ft aluminum flag pole and 20 feet of copper wire as a counter-poise.  I love CW but use this set-up forAM and SSB net contacts as far away at night as 1000 miles.  A pair of 6146's in a old TS-520 and also using a Ten Tec 238 "L" match tuner to fine tunethe whole set-up.  From two towers and a beverage to a hamstick, I still make contacts.  Also, you are right about the novice days, I once had a QSOwith a JA on 15 meters with a light bulb for an antenna in CW mode, running 15 watts.  For the upper bands a 9ft high Sigma 5.  Enjoy the hobby, I still do.  73 de Rich K8UV in SE Michigan.
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