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    HF Only & SSB Only LA4TTA

    https://www.arpoc.org/escaped-the-shack/557-awarded-la4tta.html

    An short trip my neighborhood forest to test some antenna setups this Saturday night..
    Heard an mighty strong portable station...
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    General discussion Re: Multipla awards in one activation

    I agree. If we need to define it this is a good way to do it.
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    General discussion Re: Multipla awards in one activation

    How far apart must two locations be?

    I have multiple nice sites in the wood behind my house, but they are all within the same 6 digit square JP20re.

    And for continue the example in the opening...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    Nope. 30m. For pskmail. The feedpiont is on the roof of my car, an toyota hiace, about 2m high, the top mount (from sotabeams) slides down 2 or 3 sections.
    The mast is mounted to my tire and bends a...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    I actually have one. I found that its so flexible in the top sections that with an 80m dipole it bends down to the point that i have almost the same height with my fishing pole, at 1/3 of the...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    The pole(s) Would weigh more than the wire. The pole weight vs radiation efficiency is poor from 6 to 10m antenna height I believe.

    I'm also looking at poles. It would be great to find a pole...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    Agreed. Now my KX3 have an built in tuner that actually works so non resonant antennas is actually no problem. But I still would like to get most of my 10w out of my antenna, so efficiency is...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    I actually have inquired him about them, and it he seemed like he doubted that they could be made for 60m so I'm considering building from scratch. It's an valid option. Just not sure if I should try...
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    That is an great suggestion. I already have an linked 12, 17, 20m dipole i use for sota. But this antenna will be more for camping use, and i would prefere not to have to leave the comfort of my...
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    Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    I've been scratching my head and searching the web for an (diy) antenna that is light enough for backpacking, siple to set up, efficient and covers 40, 60 and 80m.
    Preferably endfed.
    I'm close to...
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    General discussion Re: Multipla awards in one activation

    Dang.

    Should have read the rules better.

    Thank you for clearing that up.
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    General discussion Multipla awards in one activation

    I assume that if i where to spend the night, at an beach on an uninhabited island, qso'ing that that activation would go towards at least four awards.

    Would it suffice to do the write-up in one...
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: la4tta

    Had a great qso with M3FEH and some marginal contacts with a couple of south Europeans, but i don't know if we should count them.
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: la4tta

    Hi hi. Yes please.
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    HF Only & SSB Only la4tta

    May 6'th to May 7'th my XYL granted me two whole days off. So of i went to Stora Mlvika at JP20qd, to escape the urban HF-noise. My primary objective was testing of portable of the grid email...
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: la4tta

    May 6'th to May 7'th my XYL granted me two whole days off. So of i went to Stora Mlvika at JP20qd, to escape the urban HF-noise. My primary objective was testing of portable of the grid email...
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    HF Only & SSB Only ***Awarded*** la4tta

    On Nov 15 2015 on my way to activate LA-HL-014 but the weather got to bad, so i sheltered in one of the "rescue cabins" in the area to wait out the weather .

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    I figured since i was there i...
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    Re: LA westcoast portable this weekend

    Correct. No towns in that square at all.. hi hi.

    The last part of the name vika actually translates to (the) bay.

    I have no idea where the Mol part of the name originates from.
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    Re: tips for operating in bad weather.

    When browsing the internet for something completely different i stumbled upon this.

    https://www.weatherwriter.co.uk/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=a4-weatherwriter-waterproof-clipboard
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    Re: LA westcoast portable this weekend

    Do you have the right grid? Its pretty far south in Norway.


    Longitude : 5.34706 E (5° 20' 49'' E)
    Latitude : 60.14664 N (60° 8' 48'' N) according to http://qthlocator.free.fr/index.php
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    LA westcoast portable this weekend

    Hawing Thursday and Friday off I'm planing on getting a night away from the urban noise at home If the weather permits .
    which day depends on the weather. So far Friday to Saturday seems best.
    I...
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    Camping this weekend

    If the weather permits, and i think it will, I am taking my 5yo camping this Friday.
    I suspect that he will fall asleep rather early in the evening, so i will bring my KX3 and some form of antenna....
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    Re: tips for operating in bad weather.

    Thanks for all of your tips and ideas.

    I'm hoping do get to try them out for some winter portable and gain some extra bonus points for my sota activation's.
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    Re: tips for operating in bad weather.

    That's been on my mind also. How do you set it up? Are you using trees or do you bring poles?
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    tips for operating in bad weather.

    The sun is not always shining, and the wind isn't always quiet. And staying home or not getting to activate that peak you have just climbed because you don't want your priced radio to get wet is no...
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