Homebrew Ham Radio Antenna Mount For Camping

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K2CJB Radio: Nice!

gsansoucie: I saw that clamp with that orientation and immediately though picnic table. Have you tried making another mount that is perpendicular to this one for clamping on a pole, fencepost, or small tree? This is a great idea for a truly simple setup.

LITTLE CLEM'S: Great Idea though I would certainly carry a rollup (wire) counterpoise to connect to it. Even a simple 1/4W wire laid out on ground would be a huge improvement I would think...
Thanks for the video !  "73"..

David Eisenberger: Hey John! Great idea! Thank you for taking the time to make this video! 73's David K8KEM

steveinkentucky: John, good idea on the clamp. With the exception of not having a swivel, it is a lot cheaper then something Chris would sell at Buddipole, and a lot better than that C-clamp on the MP-1. Lowe's and Home Depot would have them. I imagine Harbor Freight would also. I am guessing performance is about the same as the Buddistick you reviewed a while back?

PT Limehouse: Good idea on the clamp.
Do you have a video on how your are making the elevated counterpoise?

Barry Kery: I like the clamp mounting idea. I'll be getting one shortly.
Barry, KU3X

WX9DX: John
It seems You might need a small hand wound inductor about 10 or12 turns on a broom stick connected from ground to the hot lead for 40m or 75m. ** " less turns for higher frequencies"***This will bring your SWR down flat. Tune the ham stick for X=0 first or lowest SWR. Then hook up the coil from Hot lead to ground lead on your mount, adjust the turns spacing till the SWR drops to 1:1...  This is called as you might know shunt feeding. They make one that you can buy that looks like a B&W coil with a clip lead on it and some crimp terminals on the ends of the coil for the Ham Stick antennas. This is like what you would do with a ground mounted Hustler antenna, a Texas Bug Catcher antenna or a screwdriver antenna with shunt feeding to bring the base impedance back up to 50 ohms. On my Buddy Pole I do the same thing with a shunt coil across the dipole then fine tune the SWR with the shunt. And the Buddy stick vertical the same way. My 6 meter Yagi I did the same thing to by resonating the dipole with the dip meter and then hooking the coax to it and a wire shunt coil of about 4 turns.
Here is a cool link for a shunt!   

Pedro Cova: Hy John,

you have any video how to build this Antenna?


Harald Skogstad: Good idea! Tnx fer charing  73 de la9efa Harald.

Abraham Torres: BUT is it grounded?

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 negative

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.

Rick Munday: Vanity call for Cover Your Fanny? :)

Vasile Pop: Congratulations! 
Wonderful video.
73 de VA6POP 

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

aeron Williams: Great stuff , looks very interesting . Not sure if the hamsticks are available here in the uk .

Roger7351IT: Good Idea!! '73

W5CYF / TinkerJohn: Eric, Thanks for following along and for your comments. 73/John/W5CYF

Костя Молчанов: Well figured out all clear what you have there is good weather, the sound of crickets, a beautiful mentions. E7BBM 73!
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