[VHFcontesting] Help for the newbie

Steve Clifford k4gun.r at gmail.com
Thu May 28 07:46:11 PDT 2009

I missed where you mentioned the possibility of roving.  I wrote an article
about getting started in roving that was published in the October 2008 QST
magazine.  Since writting it, I have learned a lot more, but that article
should get you a decent start in roving.


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:39 AM, frank bechdoldt <k3uhf at hotmail.com> wrote:

> The question how to start depends on your budget.
> I think you said you might rove.
> With the 706, assuming it has 432, get a small multi-band beam, ie 2/432
> beam.  If you go to something bigger later you could use the small beam for
> satellite work.
> On 6 meters you could make a di-pole out of rigid metal or buy 2 6 meter
> whips and a mobile di pole kit to make the whips a di- pole.  Or for around
> 110 bucks a M2 loop will work quite well.  Also a directive systems moxon
> does well and fits the width of a car.  It makes a good portable or cheap
> home station beam as well.
> Next borrow a 222 fm rig and a mag mount for 222 and get something better
> if you enjoy the activity.
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