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The Packtenna End-Fed Half-Wave Antenna for Summits on the Air.

I received the Packtenna 20 Meter End-Fed Half-Wave antenna recently. The end of the antenna opposite the feed line has a link to add an extender for 40 meters. Rather than purchasing that, I just linked up to the end with more wire to extend it to 40 meters. After tuning it up on 40 meters I added a loading coil to bring the other three bands into resonance (20,15, and 10). Find out more about this loading coil in K6ARK’s antenna instructions on page 10, found here: https://tinyurl.com/2jskhzhd

This was a SOTA/POTA activation. In addition to using the Packtenna EFHW on HF I also used the Packtenna TrekMount. I operated the TrekMount on 2 meters CW, SSB, and FM. I also used the SotaBeams 2 meter bandpass filter because of the commercial antennas on the summit.

K6ARK website: https://k6ark.com/
April 30th Solar Flare Article: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14152

Packtenna Antennas: https://www.packtenna.com/
SotaBeams 2 Meter Bandpass Filter from DX Engineering: https://tinyurl.com/56prmwfm
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PackTenna Mast: https://www.packtenna.com/store/p24/29%27__Tall_Carbon_Fiber_Mast.html#/
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The Packtenna End-Fed Half-Wave for Summits on the Air.

I received the Packtenna 20 Meter End-Fed Half-Wave antenna recently. The end of the antenna opposite the feed line has a link to add an extender for 40 meters. Rather than purchasing that, I just linked up to the end with more wire to extend it to 40 meters. After tuning it up on 40 meters I added a loading coil to bring the other three bands into resonance (20,15, and 10). Find out more about this loading coil in K6ARK’s antenna instructions on page 10, found here: https://tinyurl.com/2jskhzhd

I used the Packtenna EFHW and also the TrekMount on this Summits on the Air activation. I worked 2 meters CW, SSB, and FM on the TrekMount along with a SotaBeams 2 meter bandpass filter because of the commercial antennas.

K6ARK website: https://k6ark.com/
April 30th Solar Flare Article: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/14152

Packtenna Antennas: https://www.packtenna.com/
SotaBeams 2 Meter Bandpass Filter from DX Engineering: https://tinyurl.com/56prmwfm
Osprey Padded Organizer: https://amzn.to/3D69GRQ
Bioenno 4.5Ah LiFePO4 battery: https://amzn.to/3GR1CVg
Zoom H1 Audio Recorder: https://amzn.to/3qujAY7
Nite Ize Gear Ties: https://amzn.to/3qxrjoF
PackTenna Mast: https://www.packtenna.com/store/p24/29%27__Tall_Carbon_Fiber_Mast.html#/
Trekking Poles: https://amzn.to/3u6KtV0
Gregory Zulu 30 https://amzn.to/33AlkmX

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Parks on the Air at Chiricahua National Monument

When you encounter extreme weather conditions for a Parks on the Air activation your best defenses are preparedness and adaptability. On this particular POTA activation I encountered very high winds. I had to change my plans and adapt to those conditions. This was also a Summits on the Air activation – a combo. The SOTA peak is within a POTA park. Dan KC7MSU and I hiked up this summit and activated it for both.

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YouTubers Hamfest 2022 (NJ7V) #YTHF22

Join us ONLINE May 27-29, 2022 for the Ham Radio YouTubers Hamfest

We will have most of the major vendors and businesses in attendance and each will be allotted a time slot on one of the YouTuber Bunch channels. You will be livestreamed to hundreds of viewers and then thousands more will watch later.

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YouTubers Hamfest 2022 #YTHF22

Join us ONLINE May 27-29, 2022 for the Ham Radio YouTubers Hamfest

We will have most of the major vendors and businesses in attendance and each will be allotted a time slot on one of the YouTuber Bunch channels. You will be livestreamed to hundreds of viewers and then thousands more will watch later.

#YTHF22 #MorseCode #CW #SOTA #POTA

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Getting Fit For Your Portable Radio Adventures.

We often overlook a very important part of ham radio – our wellness. Heather KJ7YUG, Certified Master Health & Wellness Coach joins us for this episode to discuss how we can get more out of our hobby through improving our fitness, health, and overall wellness. Heather is a highly motivated self-starter who really wants to see others succeed. Through her profession and hobbies, she has helped numerous people reach their aspirations and life goals. Many people have expressed that they wish they were more fit so they could get out and enjoy Summits on the Air or even Parks on the Air. We will explore what wellness actions you can take to get started with portable ops. We will also talk about wellness improvements for those of you currently active in portable ops so you can feel even better!

Website: https://www.healthcoachheather.com/
Instagram: health_coach_heather
Facebook: traditionaltable
Healthy Families Rule Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/848173
Sound the War-Cry Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1367518

Join us as we talk about how YOU can have better health for ham radio in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”. Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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How Solar Weather and Propagation Works

Larry K7HN hosts an "almost daily" YouTube livestream where his contagious, positive, uplifting personality attracts amateur radio operators from around the world. He promotes the hobby by featuring hams at their best, and imparting his knowledge about the hobby. On every show he explains solar weather in a way that is easy to understand. We have invited him to the show to help us better understand solar weather, it’s related charts, and radio propagation generally. We will also talk about his portable ops experience in Hawaii which should be quite interesting.

Join us as we talk about how YOU can better understand solar weather in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”. Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Charlie NJ7V @NJ7V_
Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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Frank from Tank Radio

Frank from the vary famous YouTube channel Tank Radio joins us tonight to discuss our shared Sunday live stream schedule, and to just talk a little about what is coming up for us in the next few months.

Join us we talk with Frank in this episode of the All Portable Discussion Zone “AP/DZ”. Every aspect of Portable Ops is explored in this biweekly live stream as we discuss news, gear, achievements, the workbench, contests, awards and more – find all Portable Ops related topics here.

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Charlie NJ7V @NJ7V_
Dan KC7MSU @KC7MSU
Brian W7JET @BBW7JET

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5 Reasons The Xiegu X6100 Is A Great Radio For Summits on The Air

In this video I take the Xiegu X6100 to a SOTA summit for the 4th time (Ludden Mountain W7A/MN-136). I operate exclusively on the Bioenno 4.5 Ah external battery at 10 watts. I made 74 contacts including 2 DX. After this activation I offer the top 5 things I like about this radio AND the top 5 things I dislike about the radio. I finish up by answering the question, "If you don’t own a radio for summits on the air would you buy the Xiegu X6100?"

Thank you to Radioddity for lending me the X6100!

Xiegu X6100 Transceiver: https://www.radioddity.com/products/xiegu-x6100
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PackTenna Mast: https://www.packtenna.com/store/p24/29%27__Tall_Carbon_Fiber_Mast.html#/
Trekking Poles: https://amzn.to/3u6KtV0
Gregory Zulu 30 https://amzn.to/33AlkmX

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A Simple Handheld Ham Radio Is All You Need For SOTA!

Sometimes it’s just about getting out there with your friends and enjoying the company and the great outdoors. We had a crew of four on this joint activation, with Malen VE6VID joining us, all the way down from Alberta, Canada. Brian W7JET and Wilson were also part of the crew. This was a desert hike to the top of First Water Overlook W7A/MN-087. We qualified this summit in just a few minutes using an HT with a rubber duck antenna.

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