Re: Port.ant

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From: Bob Howle (bhowle@freud.intersys.jackson.ms.us)
Date: Tue Sep 20 1994 - 20:40:32 EDT


On 19 Sep 1994, James M Fitton +1 508 960 2577 wrote:

>
> For ease of antenna erection, and excellent versatility
> at almost any location, it is hard to beat the end fed
> long wire.
>
> Jim, W1FMR

For the past couple of years I've used an end fed, trapped sloper for
20 and 40 meters while in the boonies in my pop-up camper. I use the
camper's metal roof for a ground - this seems to work well, only needs one
good support and can be erected in about five minuets if I make a lucky
first shot with my sling shot with 1.5 oz. fishing weight attached.

I do get some courious looks from the camp ground operator when I ask for
a camp sight with a really really tall pine tree. I've also found that
a few episodes of shooting a line waaay up in a tree and cussing loudly
when it misses keeps pesky neighbors away too - nothing worse than
wannabe friendly neighbors cutting in to a good band opening. Bah,
humbug !

                                 Bob/ WA4ZID


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