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Subject: [TowerTalk] Your best bet is to add solar panel
From: "KEVIN ADAM" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:37:12 -0500
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Your best bet is to add solar panel, to charge the battery or gas will cost a 
Also Away to charge the battery if you run it dead make a sure you  have tools 
to remove the battery to charge it.
Kevin Adam
1239 West Till Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Greg Davis<> 
  Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 10:09 AM
  Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Dorm room antenna?

  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 <<>> 
  > 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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