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.
73 de Greg N3ZL
On 10/26/08, Greg Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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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