Excited with QRP operation
March 28, 2016 Leave a comment
Since do not have enough space to build up a tower or set up wires, I always think what kind of antenna will be ideal for my ham radio operation.
I purchased a Diamond KV2; 80/40m dual band vertical antenna and installed it to my tiny front yard. However, it didn’t work well on 40m because of high SWR and I gave it up after lots of cut and try.
Reinstalled another vertical for 40 and 15m and then mounted a compact dipole antenna for 20/15/10m bands as on the photos attached.
Seeing these photos on my Facebook, JA1NUT shin asked me if I could mount the vertical antenna on the roof of the carport and use its steel body as grounding. However, the carport is my neighbor’s
Of course I know the height of the antenna is an essential but this is the best I could do at this moment..
I could have a QSO with FK8CE Dominique on 21Mhz with this system.
FT817/ 5W. Approx. 7500km-leap. RST HIS 579 My 559.