#304: Ham Radio: My QRP setup on vacation at the beach house on Long Beach Is. NJ. Posted on August 28, 2019 Beach chicago hotels dallas hotels Ham hotels hotels in chicago hotels in florida hotels in las vegas house las vegas hotels Long NJ private jet QRP Radio rental property Setup travel travel vlog vacation 36 thoughts on “#304: Ham Radio: My QRP setup on vacation at the beach house on Long Beach Is. NJ.” Very cool! I wish I was better at CW… probably is I cant get in daily practice, so I slog it out around 10wpm.Reply This video was in my Youtube recommended page…Uh… I am also a HAM, and I am watching a HAM with a house or houseboat, with shore power, operating a 10-watt shortwave radio on a battery.I am unimpressed. If this setup pleases you, I am happy. But I would not operate this way, under these conditions. I would pull out (in your case) my IC-706, and run it on a power supply, using a terminated-folded dipole, which would need no antenna tuner, and go about my business.But that is just me…Reply Hi Alan, great video and I just subscribed. Good idea on the bar clamps. Also good is a couple of Velcro straps. Take care. N6NROReply G'day from AustraliaI, nice setup, l have the 706MK11G, they are a nice HF set…, de VK3HAUReply Interesting set up. I wonder how well it is working? I should imagine you will get some interesting results being next to the water. The reception alone can be eye opening. Thanks . Lee M1DENReply Any good contacts ?Reply Thanks Alan! Have fun!Reply just curious about the tablet ? can you provide specifics ? 73 – K4WWDReply What battery are you using to power your transceiver?Reply Sweet setup, thanks for sharing!Reply Great portable, almost /mm! 🙂Have a nice radio playing!Reply Nice place Alan. Looks very relaxing.Reply Is this your place, or a rental/time share type thing ? Either way can't ask for a much better location for both vacation and hamming. (unless the neighbors are noisy)Reply I noticed how well the squeeze clamps were touching all surfaces immediately before you even mentioned it. Yes, that was very fortunate!Nice place you have there!Reply Great QRP set up, enjoyed the video! 73..wd0akxReply Way out west (PNW), I'm just getting setup to do some hill-top QRP on HF and 6M. I like the antenna and support system you're using. Thanks for sharing your ideas.Reply 👍👍👍Reply I remember your previous vacation setup 🙂 what kind of screen protector this iPad has ?Reply Hi Allan love your vids mate you are so cool…. its said that the QRP record is over 1600 miles on 1 micro watt on 10m I really find this had to believe… is this really possible and what is your personal record… ThanksReply Nice place to relax and make some DX! EnjoyReply Thanks for sharing this with us on your vacation! Have fun!Reply Just the coax, but the autotuner in the 703 easily takes care of SWR variations.Reply Try some of those rubberized metal cable ties to secure your antenna pole. It's easier than trying wiggle wood clamps in position.Reply Long Island still a little too populated for my tastes. I'm on vacation right now at Lake Sunapee in New London, New Hampshire. The loons are singing and the waters are clear. Also cool weather, although the skies here are crystal clear. Enjoy your time off, I certainly am.Reply I used to vacation in Ship Bottom. I'd get up early and go crabbing. Looks like you got a nice spot with an awesome ground reflector!Reply Enjoy your vacation Alan. I will do that some day. Nice setup to have a bit of fun with.Reply That’s what I call roughing it.Reply Nice set up there 👍.Does ur end- fed antenna have a counter poise? I had my swr fluctuating wildly with the coax as counterpoise.Reply I have a bunch of those surplus poles myself. My Army Ranger buddy, [retired] told me they were called a "Pop and Flop" A what I said, yea you Pop up the poles and cover with camouflage netting, then you Flop down and take a Nap.!!! W4GSMReply Hi Alan,How do you like that key? Been eyeing that one now that I have an SKCC number. 🙂 73 WB3BJUReply couldnt remember subscribing to your channel….but glad i did…Reply I would like to get a (Canadian) HAM license. I'm not able to setup any antennas though… in a strata.Cheers,Reply Enjoy your vacation!Reply Camouflage net support poles…not so much fun in the Army…glad they're now of such utility to us hams! Hope you have a wonderful vacation! 73 – Dino KL0SReply Thanks for sharing your antenna setup and vacation morning 😀Reply Alan hoping you're enjoying your vacation , I know Americans don't get as much time off as we do in the UK from personal experience, so make the most of it. 73, Paul M0BSWReply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.