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The urban antenna forage

Go for a walk around your neighbourhood next time you have a few spare hours.
Take your HF transceiver, an antenna coupler and an alligator clip and/or G-clamp.

But no mast or wire.

Why? Your challenge is to look for metal objects to clip on to and load up as an antenna.
A local park, river bank or beach might be a good place to start.

You may be lucky or your may not. Tune the bands for activity. Maybe try some WSPR - you're almost certain to be picked up somewhere on a band like 7 MHz. SSB and CW can also be successful. The video below shows results I had. Yes, I'm lucky, being right near the beach. But other places and things like fences and light poles also offer possibilities.

 

 

 

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