Posts Tagged ‘Operating position’

My Latest Contraption, a QRP portable, all in one, seat & table, etc!

Bungee Tie Down, Close Up

I added a bungee cord on each end to prevent damage from the radio accidentally falling off the table.

Bunggee Does Not Touch The ButtonsThe cord does not touch the buttons.

Bungee Tie Down, Rear View

View from the back

My Latest Contraption, A QRP Radio, Portable Table and Chair 11-12-2014 1-22-32 PM 2448x3264

All in one, QRP seat, table,  umbrella and antenna anchor! The bottle on the table is bug spray! LOL


Kx3 Radio In Operation on the Table  11-12-2014 1-25-015

The table is a cutting board attached to the existing shelf.

The cutting board is bigger than the existing shelf, so I have more room for logging and a sturdy place to attach the antenna!

A bungee cord takes up the slack from the antenna in the wind. In a real world test, I found that one radial is all I need.

I tried an experiment, adding two, then four radials. There was no detectable change in signal level by ear on or the S meter.

One radial did the trick, and 4 radials didn’t improve the signal at all.


Me, In The Drivers Seat of My Portable Table & Chair Set Up 11-12-2014 1-35-43 PM 2168x1870

Note the guy ropes. This is to hold the chair in place. The golf umbrella is stuffed into  a piece of PVC pipe.

The PVC pipe is tied to the chair with cable ties.

Wind and the antenna pulling on the table would easily turn the chair over.

Satisfaction, with My Latest Contraption

Satisfaction! I can’t wait for the next ham radio outing with my QRP buddies.

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