W5CAL

Redwood City, California, USA

Mobile Antennas

I really enjoy messing around with how well FT8 can work on random wire antennas with low power. It's amazing how little you can get away with.

30m QSL with Vancouver on this with 1W. The counterpoise on the floor isn't visible.
40m QSL with Florida from Boulder CO, with 4W into an extension cord thrown up in a tree. The ladder is the counterpoise.
40m QSL with Japan from South Lake Tahoe with 20W on this random wire. There are five ground radials not visible.

Old HF Station

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