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Longwire Antenna Aug 7th 2011, 20:06 31 20,401 on 19/8/15

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10 Meter Band Question? KB9ZMM 2 weeks, 3 days ago
RJ... Input your email address into, and I'll send you an example of my logbook with all my latest 10M contacts if you look me up and send me an email. It's my favorite band! 73, Mark WB8ZTP
Longwire Antenna WB8ZTP on 19/8/15
Come on fall and get those leaves off the trees so I can get a long wire into the woods! 73, Mark WB8ZTP
Longwire Antenna WB8ZTP on 29/11/14
W4TL - Terry... N7GH has posted a great web site in this forum for picking the proper lengths for a Long Wire / Random wire antenna. I’ve used it many time to make sure my temporary antennas for my vacation trips work properly. Here it is again in case you missed it.

73, Mark WB8ZTP
Emailing Ham Operators pmc181 on 29/11/14
I agree seems to be the best resource I’ve found. I often email folks that have their email address listed on QRZ for info or to give info on my station be it Ham Radio or my Davis Weather Station that’s listed on my QRZ bio page. Please look me up and send me an email on your progress on getting your ticket. 73, Mark WB8ZTP
Longwire Antenna WB8ZTP on 14/6/14
The 2014 vacation radio setup at the Outer Banks (OBX) this year was my Yaesu FT-897D with the newly installed LDG AT-897 Plus Auto Tuner. My RG8X coax with alligator clips on the end (For portable operations and quick setup; Longwires, Baluns, Unun’s, Dipoles…) ran ~ 30 feet out a window from the Great Room corner that I commandeered to an LDG RU 4:1 Unun with a short bared coax stub to clip the alligator clips too. From the Unun antenna post a 41’ piece of insulated copper wire ran from the top house deck rail down to a fence approximately 6’ high. From the ground post connection on the Unun (counterpoise) I took copper wire straight down the side of the beach house and had the bare copper wire in the sand running parallel out to the fence under the antenna wire. It worked great! I was able to tune every band I wanted to work (80,40,20,10 meters), SWR was good on all the bands. After folks went to bed one evening I worked stations in Russia, Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, and the Ukraine. Didn’t do much daytime operations, too much sun and beach to be inside at that time of day! 73, Mark WB8ZTP

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