[aprssig] Base antennas and a couple other questions

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Fri Dec 10 20:56:01 EST 2004

At 06:42 PM 12/10/2004, Josh Keller wrote:
>Seeing as how I am the most familiar with radios in my SAR group I have 
>been assigned to come up with a few different things they want to 
>purchase. I'm fairly new to all this radio stuff so I don't know a whole 
>lot about it, which is why I'm asking here. Most of our searches are in 
>the Columbia River Gorge and on Mt. Hood in Oregon. The terrain for those 
>who don't know is fairly dense forest, 800' cliffs, plenty of vallys, etc. 
>"Flat" isn't in our vocabulary.
>There are 3 different things they are wanting to get setup, I'll start 
>with what is probably the easier...
>#1) We were given a Kenwood TK-790/890 110W VHF/UHF radio for use as a 
>base station. For this my task is to get an antenna. The requirements here 
>are that it needs to be relativly portable as it will be packed away in a 
>trailer after each mission. It should be relativly easy to setup so that 
>almost anyone can throw it up in the air. It also needs to be 
>omnidirectional. Our primary frequency is Oregon State SAR 155.805Mhz FM.

         How about mounting the antenna to the trailer so it's ALWAYS 
ready?  No setup required, just park the trailer and turn the rig on.

         7 3

Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico  DM84jk

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