The Long Island Parks on the Air #POTA Team N3HAL/KE2YK will be operating from Fire Island National Seashore K-0679 (Wilderness Area) on or about 14.285 and/or 14.310 +/- QRM on 12/29 @ 19:00 to approx 21:00 UTC.
#POTA Thanks to all who worked N3HAL and I today at Fire Island National Seashore. We were unable to setup our usual antenna and used the hamstick in the extreme winds. The deer were very curious too. 73 KE2YK
Been hacking around lately looking for more fun antenna projects to do with my QRP rigs.
In the meantime, I’ve been having a blast with this old Ten-Tec R4030 which I recently picked up.
I’ts been quite awhile since I have been experimenting with QRP antennas or been in the mood to build stuff but lately I have been doing a bit both for some odd reason…
Anyway, to avoid boring you to death with my idiosyncrasies, I have been reading a lot about theory of UNUN’s, random wire lengths and other weird combos or for the nerdy ham in me.
In doing so, IMHO I found a rather priceless article on random wire lengths. One of the keywords on the page which lends itself to my idiosyncrasies is UNORTHODOX. Perhaps you will get out of this article as much as I did. (Yup, I even compiled and ran the C Code on my Raspberry PI!)
The Article is titled Random Wire Antennas. 72 and Enjoy de KE2YK
National Parks on the Air https://npota.arrl.org/nps-events.php
Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public.