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Posted: 11/25/2014 9:08:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:40:49 AM EST
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cool idea!  I'd replace the Tram with a Roll-up J-pole and hang it from the bottom....
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:46:06 AM EST
[#2]
Yeah, depending on the specific application a better antenna would provide better performance. E.g., I might try this with a friend who lives in a hollow with an intervening hill. He could put the radio in the bucket on the ground, but he has a copper Slim Jim that he could hoist into a tree on the hilltop.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 5:27:33 PM EST
[#3]
Needs moar ammo can..
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:53:54 AM EST
[#4]
Definitely a cool idea, thanks for posting it.
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Yeah, depending on the specific application a better antenna would provide better performance. E.g., I might try this with a friend who lives in a hollow with an intervening hill. He could put the radio in the bucket on the ground, but he has a copper Slim Jim that he could hoist into a tree on the hilltop.
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I'd hoist the bucket just to keep the antenna cable short. At these freqs and power levels, coax loss will be substantial.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:45:32 AM EST
[#5]
Good point about the cable length.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 2:25:06 PM EST
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Did you do a build topic on yours here?  I like your idea as well.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 2:36:29 PM EST
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Did you do a build topic on yours here?  I like your idea as well.
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Did you do a build topic on yours here?  I like your idea as well.

I think so many years ago. It's basically an Icom IC-21AT and a SLA batt in a .30 cal can. Some small pieces of wood are used for the framework in the can. The coax feeds an SO-239 bulkhead connector for the antenna to attach directly or attach coax for an "external" antenna.
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