The problem is that I'm not an athlete and doing a climb of 800 to 1000 meters, in Dolomiti mountains, above 2000 meters is not simple if you are not fit.
I do both HF and VHF activations but I prefer to use the altitude to try VHF and above qso.
I need a simple and re-configurable antenna able to work on 2 meters, 4 meters and 6 meters with a minimum effort, an antenna that could be used in vertical, horizontal polarization, in linear or inverted V configuration.
As you know the dipole a nearly no gain but it's surely better than the standard whip of a yaesu 817
I decided to built a strange dipole based on two 1,4 meters telescopic whips.
The dipole could be used atop a fiberglass rod.
The name is IN3AQK-246 ... the numbers are the bands :-)
Some photos are better than 1000 words
|Antenna parameters at 50.100|
|Front view, the ferrite beads are used as a RF cocke|
|SWR diagram in 2 meters band|
|144 Mhz configuration|