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EXPERT ELMER

Based on the QST article, I resized the element lengths with a few loading coils and kite-winders to create a very quick to deploy antenna. I use a 10 meter Fiberglas telescoping mast to support the longer element.  Electrically, it’s a dipole fed at the 800 ohm feed point. Physically, it seems like an end-fed long wire. When I first built it, my first contact was Senegal using 2 watts with a K-1.

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A Near End-Fed Antenna for Low Power 20 Meter Operation.pdf

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EXPERT ELMER

Senegal on 2W? Wow. Which mode, 'cause if it was phone, then I want some of your karma to rub off on me. This said, not that I'm bragging (oh but I am), this weekend I hit Japan with 25W on phone SSB 😎

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EXPERT ELMER

 The Elecraft K-1 is CW only. Contact was on 20 meters. It was a couple of months after the article appeared in QST. Japan is more impressive!!!!!

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