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Antenna Pouch for Your Pack, How To Make
« on: October 16, 2016, 08:50:45 PM »
All,


I designed and built a simple lightly armoured pouch to carry an antenna on your pack. This is for those magnetic based antennas for the BaoFeng or similar type portable HAM radios.


All the details at my Blog:


http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2016/10/ham-radio-antenna-pouch-for-your-ruck.html


http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2016/10/ham-radio-antenna-pouch-for-your-ruck.html


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Re: Antenna Pouch for Your Pack, How To Make
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 09:30:48 PM »
All,


No chatter or questions, hmmm......


Well, I have now finished making the second light armoured pouch for HAM radio portable antennas.


Check out my Blog for pics and instructions to build your own, click on this link:


http://mtnmanblog.blogspot.ca/2016/10/part-ii-ham-radio-antenna-pouch-ant-21.html


Looks like this:





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Re: Antenna Pouch for Your Pack, How To Make
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 11:57:56 AM »
Hey MM. I really like the work you do. I do have a few questions though. Have you used a mag mount antenna off vehicle? How did you find it? The theory says you have to have a metal base for them to work at all well as the car roof acts as the ground plane to distribute the signal. Quite a while ago I purchased a 'slim jim' roll up antenna with a long lead in wire that you can hang from a tree. (http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Portable-Antennas_c3.htm) You can also make a 'bow' to keep the antenna rigid for a longer term application. (http://www.n9tax.com/slim_files/merle_bow.jpg)  We have been able to talk out to 27 Km with this setup with the Baofeng.
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Re: Antenna Pouch for Your Pack, How To Make
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 12:03:10 AM »
JAB,


I would predict, that attaching to any large metal surface would generate a similar ground plane effect......however, I have not tested this. Also, I would suspect that these antennas have a greater range than a whip antenna, but most of that would be from the lead cable. Again, no field testing to back this up.


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