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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Inverted V Checkout for Parking Lot Portable PLP

It turned out after the morning rain cleared, I setup at George Park in Panama City. One goal was to test various inverted Vs with the 20 foot mast on the back of the truck as the center support. The two legs of the inverted v dipole were the Coleman Laundry line spools with 85 foot of wire in each. So I wanted to get the length for several bands. The lengths worked out to be

40 meters: 30' 9"/31' 9" some how I got the two legs a foot different.
30 Meters 21 9" each leg
20 meters 15' 5" each leg
80 meter 62' 6" each leg

So as I went along I was making contacts including

40 meters with Sierra at 2 watts
     K3AP Bob Ocala, FL
    WR4Z Jimmy Panama City, FL (I had sent Jimmy an email and he found me)
     K3RLL Bob Cassadaga, FL ( He was QRP in a park like me)

30 Meters Sierra at 3 watts
     W5TZC Larry Bismarck AR

20 Meters SST at 3 watts (It was the FISTS Sprint)
     W3OKC Steve PA
     KG2GL Tony NJ
     KA8HFN Larry OH
     W2ED Ed NJ
     AK5D Dave NM
     W7GVE Ed AZ

On 80 meters I just verified the inverted v tuned. I am really pleased with the Coleman laundry spools for wire. It does not cause any problems to have the extra wire spooled. So now I have more configurations for Parking Lot Portable ops where the space is available for the ends of the inverted V.

Greg N4KGL