From: Theodore Drake (email@example.com)
John, don't lose hope. Despite severe antenna restrictions I have operated
from a number of QTHs using a random wire [with counterpoise] which was
simply clipped on to an exixting allegator clip mounted in a window and
run out after dark.
Additionally i found that QRP is a natural for portable operation and
I'd just pack up a small rig and head for a local park on nice
days/evenings. Not much help in Chicago on the worst of winter days, but
you'll be surprised at how often you can find a sheltered spot to do
this if you put your mind to it.
72/3 'Doc' W5TB
On Tue, 8 Nov 1994, John Fleming wrote:
> Last nite, tried Isotron again. Only up 10', admittedly,
> but for portable operation want to test it as it would
> really be used..But here in Chicago area, QRP is difficult.
> 0000-0040, NO Contact. Not even a QRZ. Beginning to wonder
> if I'm even getting out..
> On 7110, loud CQ from 2-land, over and over. No response.
> On 7040, same thing with an 8.
> After 25 mins of CQ on 7030-7040, gave up.
> Getting very depressed. Moving into a Mobile Home with
> severe antenna restrictions. This was my only hope.
> $70 down the drain. Why do mags give good reviews
> to products that don't work ? Can't we get a Consumer
> Reports kind of testing done ?What am I gonna do now ??
> John Fleming
> Bass By Day, Blues by Night
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