Using the WSPRlite to test the mobile antenna

For Winter Field Day, i’m going to run the WSPRlite (WSPR beacon) as N5OAK using my mobile HF antenna (Wolf River Coil & Stinger), so I thought i’d test...

For Winter Field Day, i’m going to run the WSPRlite (WSPR beacon) as N5OAK using my mobile HF antenna (Wolf River Coil & Stinger), so I thought i’d test it out today and try to find the sweet spot for the WSPR Frequencies.

When I’m parked on a frequency for awhile as with WSPR, I’ll use the AA-30 analyzer to adjust resonance which provides real time updates as I’m adjusting the antenna. I feel like I’m rusty everytime I go through this process, I see why hams eventually opt for a screwdriver antenna or similar.But with a composite bed on the Tacoma, I’m still back to the drawing board.

wp-image-1067174148jpg.jpg

The antenna does well on the higher bands, but forget the lower, I have some work to do there. Mobile HF has been tough since I completed the install, and with the solar cycle where its at, I need more efficiency on those bands.

 

73

K5ACL

Categories
HFHF AntennasMobile HFREP DesignToyota TacomaWolf River CoilWSPRYouTube Videos
No Comment

RELATED BY

  • Greetings Amateur Radio Operators! I’m excited to announce that I will be activating Mount Locke (W5T/DE-003) for a Summits on the Air Activation on Sunday, November 19, 2017 (ETA 1700UTC)....
  • Finally! After 2 years of being on the air, and casually making contacts (never racing to get all of the states, just as they came really), i’ve finally contacted...
  • CW
    Lose the radios & go anywhere you want to practice your CW… Sometimes I get hung up on providing reviews of very popular equipment, especially radios & antennas. In...
  • Ugh! I feel like I’ve been out of pocket forever! Rest assured… I’m still alive. This time of year gets really busy for me at work. Next month I’m...