For some strange reason quite a few experienced amateurs seem to be hesitant about setting up a portable station. Paul, VK5PAS has suggested that he believes that many are not sure how to go about it.
I recorded this video of Greg, VK5ZGY demonstrating his set up in the back yard a few months back but I have only now got around to finishing it off.
All of the antenna is homebrew and the whole set up is very simple and quick to put up. Greg uses homebrew reels for storing the antenna parts as well.
Have a look and get out there and give it a try.
There is something “magic” about going into a park, setting up and getting on air with minimal or no RF noise at all.
We hope that this short video might inspire some more of you to give it a go.