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July 2019

Another Radio Active Trike

I probably would have had this project well underway had it not been for first day of great heat wave of the United States Mid West. There were other problems – a broken spoke and deciding how to mount my loop antenna. I left the zip ties hanging out in case I want to move it.



20-Meter On the Trike

I’ve had problems with feeding the loop while maintaining vertical clearance for the porch roof. Fabricating a solution was going to involve hours, so I threw out a drag wire and ham stick. Lots of people on CW. K5LN signed and I tried to go back to him. He must have moved off frequency. Didn’t make any contacts and it was too hot – 90+ – in the sun, so I only stayed out an hour. Wish me luck.

I think the next step is a car battery and my IC-706.

73 de Scott/n7net

20-Meters CW


It’s about ready for Bicycle Mobile Radio with a loop antenna.

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