Here are some photos of my current station. I am operating semi portable at the moment due to having recently acquired a XXYL, however, I will be setting up more permanently in the coming weeks and will get back on the air fully – currently I only have the 1/4 Resonant 20M Vertical pictured in operation.
For those interested, the 20M 1/4 Resonant was made from a Telescopic Fishing Pole (known as a ‘squid pole’ in VK). The pole was lightly sanded, and strips of 15mm wide aluminium tape was applied to the sanded sections – this allows easy portable operation as the pole can still be retracted, however small ‘jumper’ pieces of take must be applied between sections. The ground plane consists of 8 5300mm long 1.5mm stranded copper radials.
Where to buy:
5.6m Fishing Pole: eBay, $25US
Aluminium Foil Tape: eBay or Jaycar, $12
1.5mm^2 Stranded Copper Wire: $33/100m at Masters.