Presentation on theme: "West Allis Radio Amateur Club Pat Hoppe WW9R. Typical HF Operation Fixed Antennas."— Presentation transcript:
West Allis Radio Amateur Club Pat Hoppe WW9R
Typical HF Operation Fixed Antennas
Typical HF Operation Fixed Antennas Big Radios
Mobile HF Operation
What kind of antenna would I use? Where would I put the radio? How much does it cost? Will anyone hear me? What mode would I use? Is it difficult to do?
Mobile HF Operation My station design parameters: Easy to use (eyes on the rode!) Minimal footprint (wife friendly) Reasonable cost $$$ CW
Mobile HF Operation Ease of Use Minimal radio interaction Good receiver Buttons not menus Big VFO Set-it and Forget it
Mobile HF Operation Minimal Footprint Control Head Clean Mounting System Lido Mount
Mobile HF Operation Minimal Footprint Single Antenna for HF & VHF/UHF Yaesu ATAS – 40 mtrs, VHF/UHF Easy Tune feature
Mobile HF CW Modified Diamond K400 mount
Mobile HF Operation Reasonable Cost Yaesu FT-857D$ Yaesu ATAS 120$ Lido Mount$ Diamond Ant. Mount$ Coax extension cable$ Comet Duplexer$ Total Cost $1,218.96
Mobile HF Operation A BIG signal from a little station?
Mobile HF Operation A BIG signal from a little station? CW
Mobile HF CW With CW, you will put out a Big signal with very little power.
Mobile HF CW But will anyone hear me?
Mobile HF CW 17 Meters 2/16/ :27z Driving through Muskego
Mobile HF CW E73W20 mtrsBosnia 6Y5WJ30 mtrsBahamas EA8/DL4MO20 mtrsCanary Is. DR0Z20 mtrsGermany EH3CT20 mtrsSpain ZL1BYZ20 mtrsNew Zealand WD5LZC40 mtrsKentucky
Mobile HF CW Reality Check – How do you copy CW while driving?
Mobile HF CW If you can copy without writing things down (head copy), you can do this.
Mobile HF CW Get on the air and operate. Listen to a mp3 player while doing other activities MorseGen converts txt files to cw CW Freak
Mobile HF CW Besides, copying the code isnt the problem.
Mobile HF CW The key to operating mobile CW is the location of the key (or paddles).
Mobile HF CW
Start out by operating at home until you can copy the code in your head. Listen to CDs or an MP3 player in the car. Install your radio and just listen. Listen some more… Look for me on the bottom end of 20…
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