Amazing what 3 watts can do.

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DaveK2ZC
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Amazing what 3 watts can do.

Post by DaveK2ZC »

I just threw together a quick kit for an activation at k-6462 on a rainy morning. I was using my QRP-LABS QMX putting out about 3 watts to 20 ft of RG-174 to the AX-1 mounted on a tripod. Rg-174 and counterpoise and key are not in pictures because I started to tear down before remembering to take pictures. Tnx fer letting me share my experience.
73,
Dave k2zc
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KnoxvilleMike
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Re: Amazing what 3 watts can do.

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How do you like your QMX? Which model did you get?
N8TGQ
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Re: Amazing what 3 watts can do.

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Since you're running from your car, maybe try an antenna mount right on the car. It will beat any ground plane you can lay out under the tripod by a lot!
Rick N8TGQ
Andrew (grayhat)
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Re: Amazing what 3 watts can do.

Post by Andrew (grayhat) »

N8TGQ wrote: Sun Jan 28, 2024 9:28 pm Since you're running from your car, maybe try an antenna mount right on the car. It will beat any ground plane you can lay out under the tripod by a lot!
A drive-on antenna base and a relatively short (5...9ft) fiberglass telescoping mast to keep the whip above the car may fit well
K4SWL
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Re: Amazing what 3 watts can do.

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I only recently received my QMX and I'm very much looking forward to taking it to the field.
Working stations with such a modest setup is always so much fun!
Cheers,
Thomas
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