From: Alan Kaul (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chuck -- here's a thought for the ''hamstick carrier'':
Buy a piece of PVC an inch or two in diameter. Cut it to fit the
Hamstick. Buy two end caps --- and glue one in place on one end.
Use the other without glue as a removable cap.
If you decide to use that as check-in baggage, suggest you install a
set screw to hold the top cap firmly in place (lest it come off
in transit, spilling your Hamstick into the belly of some
cargo hold). Now, if we were really inventive, we'd figure
out a way to cut threads into the PVC pipe or end cap so that it
could be used as a mast to get the Hamstick 4-5 feet higher
into the air, or 4-5 feet father out away from the hotel
balcony. And if we're cutting threads, don't forget a solder
lug for the shield end of the attaching coax so you'll have a
good place to hang a radial!
Happy DX-ing! PS -- for a fleeting moment in this weekend's
SS contest, I thought I might snare you for a QSO when I
copied the partial call sign ''FO.'' But alas, it was
AB6FO portable in KP2.
Perhaps next time. 72 de alan
[<Alan Kaul, W6RCL>] email@example.com
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