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Quick Video - Dual Mast, 134 foot Horizontal 80m Antenna


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This is kind of fun.  Today, I made a new setup for operating in the field.  I assembled two 25' masts from a 31' mast and a 19' mast, and strung the main element of a homemade OCF 80m antenna between them.  The small element tapers off on a slant, with a rope staked in such a way that the end of the short element is about 5' off the ground.


Both masts are also setup to receive vertical VHF/UHF antennas.  So, I can work Amateur HF, VHF/UHF and GMRS all from one massive setup.


I plan on putting this into operation for a 24 hour race I am doing communications for.  I'll probably be up for 30 hours with at least 26 of them on the air. So, I'll find out just how good of an 80m NVIS and 10m-20m DX antenna this setup is.  If it works well, this will be my Field Day setup. 


I'll shoot some pictures and video from the race to share later.




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