Steve Weiss: Guess I am going to the hardware store tonight! Substitute a wing nut for
that top nut so you can get the counterpoise wire tight without tools.
nr3rful: Good idea. I must wonder why two people dont seem to like this. What the
heck is there not to like. Fess up guys. Explain yourself dont just vote
Rick Munday: Vanity call for Cover Your Fanny? :)
Dave Bear: Thanks, great idea. Where in MS was this taken?
Vasile Pop: Congratulations!
73 de VA6POP
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @kaiforice Dale, Thanks for the comments and for following along. You are
correct, those Hamsticks can be tricky. I have found that as little as a
1/4 inch movement in or out of the 'stinger' can make a big difference.
Also, you may try a counterpoise and may see some SWR improvement. Hope
this helps. 73 John/W5CYF
Wiltshire Man: Neat idea John. Something for me to consider for my next camping trip! 73
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @2E1FUE --- Thanks for watching my videos. I'll add your suggestion to my
list of projects. Take care ---73--- John
Костя Молчанов: Well figured out all clear what you have there is good weather, the sound
of crickets, a beautiful mentions. E7BBM 73!
aeron Williams: Great stuff , looks very interesting . Not sure if the hamsticks are
available here in the uk .
KB3UYT: You have good practical ideas. 73 de KB3UYT, Eric.........
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Eric, Thanks for following along and for your comments. 73/John/W5CYF
QRPisFun: Nice piece of kit! Thanks John- 73
Anthony Modrow: great video john! that looks reasonably cheap for a starter ham :)
dennisn8tkk: Thanks for the Video....this is a great idea. 73's N8TKK
Oldport1813: Wow thanks for sharing. Cool set up.
Oldport1813: Wow, great idea. Thanks for sharing!
redman840: Tnx,John for doing yet another great video and sharing it with us.A lot of
these projects are simple yet made simpler yet by watching your videos,so
let me give you some credit for your presentation.I was wondering with the
elevated counterpoise(s) if you are cutting them about a foot over resonant
length and trimming them to resonance and if using two laid out 180
degs.apart would ease the tuning process?..Keep up the good work and keep
these videos coming!..73...Dennis W7KB.
pwllgwyngyll: Great idea John, 73, de Dave 2W0DAA
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @redman840 Dennis, Tnx for watching and for your comments. I've had mixed
success trying to get an ideal lenght for the hamstick counterpoise. One
day it works fine the other, not so much. I've decided the best length is
to use 1/8 wavelength counterpoise. I can't tell much difference in the
number as long as I have at least one counterpoise. Actually, I've lately
had *much* better luck with hamstick dipoles 73 John/W5CYF
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @AI4QT -- We actually caught a weekend that was 'somewhat' nice. Anyway
made some good QRP contacts over the weekend.
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Thanks for your comments and for following along with my videos. You may
try a vendor in the UK that sells MFJ products. MFJ makes a model very
similar to the Hamstick. In fact, several of the antennas in the video are
MFJ units. Hope this helps. 73 John
James Kelly: Fantastic idea! I'm really enjoying your videos, lots of interesting
projects. Keep it up. 73's de 2M0JAS - James
Roger7351IT: Good Idea!! '73
2E1FUE: Very nice John yet another great video :) will you do a video on a antenna
switch 3 way :) please please just like your other one the 2 way :) realy
good stuff john :) Thanks 73s 2E1FUE
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @TheKC1ML Thanks for watching and for your comments. 73 John/W5CYF
Max0168Games: great idea
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @dennisn8tkk Dennis, Thanks for the comments and for watching my videos. 73
W5CYF / TinkerJohn: @Philovideo Bill, Thanks for watching and for following along with the
videos. 73 John/W5CYF
kaiforice: John nice job on the video's i have been watching them and find them very
helpful made the clamp for the 20 meter ham stick but i'm having trouble
getting the SWR down low enough for my auto tuner to tune it. 73 Dale kC7VGT
AI4QT: Don't know how you camp out in Mississippi in summer!!! ... Great video
though. CQ CQ CQ AI4QT in Huntsville
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