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Offline va3oso

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Hello from VA3OSO
« on: September 30, 2015, 23:28:05 UTC »
I operate QRP SSB portable on 20m.  FT-817 with a 17ft vertical antenna. 

Looking for DX and to contact all Canadian territories. 

Check out some of my contacts on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqqkMm0ky3WnC6tYnqUoXA

Offline GM0LVI

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 07:53:48 UTC »
Welcome to the group Carson!
Those are great photos on your QRZ page and the videos are good too.
Dave

Offline IZ5ZCO

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 09:47:23 UTC »
FT-817 with a 17ft vertical antenna.

I use the same antenna (mfj 1979).

Welcome aboard!  :)
72 de Nicola

Offline va3oso

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 02:57:50 UTC »
Thanks for the welcome.  I like that MFJ vertical and it works well but I'm trying to switch to a lighter vertical.  A 5.4m fiberglass fishing pole to support a small ~16.5ft wire.  Hopefully it can produce the same results.

VE2TH

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 01:32:32 UTC »
Hello Carson,

Great! Welcome to this friendly forum, I also operate with the FT-817ND and about the same vertical
antenna, but built up with Buddipole parts.

Check my vertical on my chain link fence, it is really amazing what I can do.

Check my QRZ Page.

I also use a 5,4 meters fishpole antenna for all bands from 20 meters and up, I adjust my radial
and I just change my radiating wire for the band I want to go.

All the very best 7 hope to meet you on the air,

72/73 Michel VE2TH  QRP & QRPp

Offline va3oso

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 04:44:58 UTC »
Michel, thanks for the message.  I've just tried out that fishing pole setup and it seems to work well.  Just checked out your QRZ page and it looks good - I can't say I've met any other 100% QRP operators yet. 

Offline AK0B

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Re: Hello from VA3OSO
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 19:05:19 UTC »
I used a 17 ft vertical when in college.  Made it from two pieces of electrical conduit. Made a lot of contacts with a DX-35.   Secret of working DX is learning how to listen.  Once you become a hunter it get easier.

I love your you tube videos of the northern lights. 

Welcome to the group.  Share your projects.

Stan AK0B