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Old 09-22-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Ultimax100 Endfed HF

Greeting everyone from a new guy.
This past weekend I made my first attempt at operating HF portable from our travel trailer.

My setup was the Kenwood TS-2000 and an Ultimax100 endfed antenna.
threw the matching box up on the top of one of the slides, ran the antenna wire to a tree limb and fired it up. great match on all bands 6 thru 75. Excellent contacts on 10 thru 20. Heard just a few weak signals on 40 and not a peep on 75. About what I expected with 25 feet of wire. Next time I may try adding some wire and seeing how the lower bands work.

It is definitely a compromise but it is simple to deploy and get on the air.

Ed Maikranz
Abilene, TX
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Way to go Ed. Nice rig and setup ya got there.
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