QRP operation is considered using power levels of 5 watts or less CW and 10 watts or less SSB.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Whats the best portable qrp antenna?

Our club special event was a success.

However, the QRP station did very poorly. The antenna used was a buddipole. I have used this antenna many times in the past, and tuned it with an MFJ analyzer. It has worked ok, but requires adjustment often, especially if it is used in different locations.

I have had good results in the past with a homemade "black widow vertical". It can be set up in about 15 minutes, and covers 20,30, and 40 meters. The appeal of this antenna for me is it does not require adjustment.

What success and ease have you experienced with slopers, dipoles, or end feds? What portable antenna do you recommend?

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