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Re: [TowerTalk] Dorm room antenna?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dorm room antenna?
From: "Greg Davis" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:09:52 -0400
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Thanks to everyone for all the ideas! There were a few good ones and I
learned a few interesting things from your responses.

However, I was thinking about it and I realized that when I go home
this weekend for fall break I can pick up my Hustler mobile vertical
radiators; I have a van here with a mount for them, so I can simply
operate from a mobile type set up with my FT857. Performance won't be
great, but neither would it be from a compromise antenna out my
window! Simple but easy.

Thanks again.

73 de Greg N3ZL

On 10/26/08, Greg Davis <> wrote:
> Hello:
>  I have been attending Clemson since August now and haven't been on HF
>  since the start of the school year. Unfortunately, the university's
>  club station is currently not in working conditions. I finally decided
>  it is time to try to get on the air from my room now that I'm fully
>  adjusted to college life. My room is on the third floor of the dorm,
>  so I have a bit of room to work with. At first I was thinking about
>  trying an end fed sloper to a tree about 30 feet diagonally out from
>  my window, but I am not sure how well that would work out since I
>  don't have anything to ground it to up here.
>  I am wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions on an ultra
>  simple antenna (no matchboxes, etc. required hopefully - directly fed
>  with just a few feet of coax to the radio without a tuner would be
>  fantastic) that I could quickly deploy from out of my third floor
>  window, ideally end-fed. I would like to work 40M and 20M mainly. I
>  know that's a lot to ask!
>  Any suggestions? Thanks!
>  73 de Greg N3ZL

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