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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The HAM Radio Board => Amateur Radio How-To's => Topic started by: Greekman on October 07, 2017, 12:21:54 PM

Title: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Greekman on October 07, 2017, 12:21:54 PM
check out this idea and built of mine:

https://survivalcomms.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/a-small-pocketable-groundplane-antenna-kit-for-the-handheld-radios/

(https://img.aspr.gr/images/2017/10/07/web-igp4059.jpg)
Title: Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Carl on October 07, 2017, 03:38:54 PM
  Quote from the article:

 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?

Title: Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Greekman on October 08, 2017, 12:50:09 AM
I should be saying: Even your walking stick -kept high- could be used.
Title: Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Carl on October 08, 2017, 05:52:40 AM
  OK,even a few feet can make a big difference some times.
Title: Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Greekman 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)
Title: Re: My Small Pocketable Groundplane Antenna Kit for Handheld Radios
Post by: Carl on October 08, 2017, 06:26:40 AM
 :)  I look forward to a report on how it improves your radio range.