Hello! The name here is Greg.
My base HF radio is a custom-painted Icom IC-7200.
My portable HF rig is an Icom IC-703+, with a Yaesu FT-8800R beside it for VHF/UHF in an Emergency Communications Box I made.
The main VHF/UHF antenna is a Diamond X50NA about 25' above ground level in our attic.
The main HF antennas are:
#1 - LNR (PAR) EndFedz EF-10/20/40MkII
#2 - ground mounted S9v43 Vertical
#3 - 132' wire OCFD NVIS laying on top of our 6' wooden privacy fence in the back yard.
I use a patch panel to select which antenna / radio combination i want.
I have to admit, I love to play with portable HF antennas!
My first portable HF antenna was a 50' 26awg random wire sloping up to a 20' crappie pole with the 50' counterpoise on the ground beneath it.
The portable HF antenna above is fed into a homebrewed UnUn and then to the IC-703's built-in antenna tuner.
Recently tried these Three Antenna Projects.
73 and hope to catch you on the air soon!
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