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Everett Vinzant
(wn7ant) - MLife

Locale: CDT
Any Amateur Radio operators? on 09/29/2010 17:47:06 MDT Print View

Anyone else on here a ham? I've been trying to figure out some good HF antennas to go with an FT-817. Anyone else have ideas. Right now I'm looking at a pair of hamsticks in a dipole.

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Ryan Christman
(radio_guy) - MLife

Locale: Midwest U.S.
Antennas on 11/23/2010 14:58:56 MST Print View

I know this thread is a little old but I happened to come across it and can provide some input.

I have experimented with lots of antennas with my portable HF radio. It all depends on what you want to do. Buddipole and Buddistick antennas are nice and modular but somewhat heavy. End fed half wave dipoles from Par Electronics are light and only need one support, just throw it up over a tree branch and get on the air. I would highly recommend the EF-10-20-40 for the FT-817. It is compact, light, multiband, and works great.