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Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 03:38:54 PM »
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 Then you can either hand the antenna about 2 meters of the ground, or attach it on a 2m pole. Even your walking stick could be used.

  As you are holding the same lossy, under length antenna at the same height above ground ...What do you gain from this?

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Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 12:50:09 AM »
I should be saying: Even your walking stick -kept high- could be used.

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Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 05:52:40 AM »
  OK,even a few feet can make a big difference some times.
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Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 06:17:52 AM »
and remember, one will not always be standing. taken from personal experience in most excursions that keep me on the same post I am sitting down to pull my freq notes, logbook etc.
also one should not have written in stone using the HT antenna. one could carry with him a collapsible SMA Antenna (1 meter extended) which makes a huge difference (had the chance to try them from the same spot)

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Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 06:26:40 AM »
 :)  I look forward to a report on how it improves your radio range.
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