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Going Portable with KX3

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by BenMara, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    So im going portable with my KX3, plan to purchase KXPA100 early next year. Currently have a 20m vertical sota antenna. Plan to make a 80m dipole fed with 450ohm to carry along.

    What balun ratio would i need? Some locals say 1:1, others say 9:1...

    What other odds and ends would you carry?

    Minimal pack would be just KX3 and some sort of light weight vertical.
    Max pack would be in a dedicated day pack (KXPA100, battery, ect..)



    The KX3 and KXPA100 would be my mobile setup with some sort of screwdriver antenna...
     

  2. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    I have a KX2 for my SOTA adventures. I use a few antennas but the best is random wire, 58' with 13' counterpoise. Both are elevated almost like a "v" configuration. Internal tuner tunes 10-80 metres.
     
  3. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I totally agree... but i just love resonant antennas
    Thats why i have a 20m vertical sota antenna that weight under 1.5 lbs, but i love lower bands..
     
  4. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    62' vertical...
     

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