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    Re: QRP Portable Mustang Island, Texas de WA5SAT

    I am planning to go back in December- same spot. maybe with an A99 antenna and FT857 to see if I can make a few more contacts. 73, Steve
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    Re: QRP Portable Mustang Island, Texas de WA5SAT

    Yes, it is a beautiful spot. I am hoping to get down there soon with an A99 vertical.

    73, Steve WA5SAT
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    Re: QRP Portable Mustang Island, Texas de WA5SAT

    Nice to hear from you, John! Yes, when most of the country is buttoned up for Winter, Texans are out doing their portable operations. I hope to be out a lot this fall and winter. A couple of weeks...
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    Solarcon A99 for portable?

    Hello Friends!

    I have posted before that I really enjoy using end fed wire antennas for portable operations. Currently I support my wire with a 30 foot Jackite pole that collapses down to around 4...
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    QRP Portable Mustang Island, Texas de WA5SAT

    Hello Friends! I have been wanting to operate from the Horace Caldwell Pier at Port Aransas, Texas for some time and finally got my chance on Halloween weekend 2015

    Port Aransas is a fishing...
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    Re: July 18th 2015 QRP Port Op video

    Thank you and 73 Chris- Good luck to you,

    Steve WA5SAT
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    Re: July 18th 2015 QRP Port Op video

    Hi Allan- hope to hear and see you soon! 73.
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    Re: July 18th 2015 QRP Port Op video

    HI John and thank you very much! Can't wait to get out again! 73, Steve
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    July 18th 2015 QRP Port Op video

    HI Friends! Here is a link to a video of my most recent port operation- 5 watts- end fed wire 33 feet long, supported by a Jackite Pole . Had a fun time at Woodlawn Lake Park in San Antonio,Texas ...
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    End Fed Antenna Length

    I really enjoy using end fed wires on portable operations and sometimes at home as well. I am wondering if anyone has found a "perfect length" for your end fed antenna so it can be used on multiple...
  11. Thread: My setup.

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    Re: My setup.

    OK, Steve thank you.

    I found it on Amazon- that is pretty slick! Thanks for posting.

    73, WA5SAT
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    Re: Best HF antenna for portable use?

    If I had a pickup truck, I would take my Antron A99 style vertical antenna on portable ops. That antenna just works beautifully on 10 meters, and can be tuned to work on lower bands as well. It's...
  13. Thread: My setup.

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    Re: My setup.

    This is my FT 817 and tuner, on the road, on Mustang Island, Port Aransas,Texas.

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    And here is my end fed wire on the deck.
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    Re: My setup.

    That battery pack is great! Can you tell me more about it, like where to get one? :) The battery, of course, is the heaviest part of my Go-Bag.
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    Re: Best HF antenna for portable use?

    I use a YAESU 817 and the matching LDG autotuner. The tuner is small and lightweight and works perfectly!
    73,
    Steve
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    Re: Best HF antenna for portable use?

    I do have a Facebook Page for WA5SAT, please check it out and see some pics and videos of portable ops and antennas.
    73,Steve WA5SAT
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    Re: Best HF antenna for portable use?

    Hi John. Greetings from San Antonio. Thanks for the info on the BW
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    Re: Best HF antenna for portable use?

    I really love using an end fed wire for 10 meter portable QRP ops. To support it, you can throw one end in a tree, or support one end with some type of pole. I found a 14 foot cane fishing pole for...
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    Hello from Texas!

    Greetings from San Antonio,Texas. Very happy to find you folks and hope to contribute on a regular basis.
    73, Steve WA5SAT:cool:
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