Originally Posted by dave-p
I also am a Amauter Radio operator
Play with HF, VHF, and UHF Radio equipment, as well as Ananlog, and Difitial Modes
With my little wire dipole antenna an 10 watts using a Difitla interface with my computer I been able to make contacts all around the world.
I had a dipole setup at one time as well. It was neat communicating w/people around the world, as long as the atmospheric conditions were right. (HF)
UHF/VHF was a lot of fun as well. I at one time was going to build a 100' tower in the back yard and set up an antenna, but the hassles of community development restrictions, etc prevented that from happening.
Here's a cheesy photo of us setting up a 40' tactical telescoping antenna made out of aluminum.