How to convert a 4 wheels into ham radio station multibands in 20 minutes

It’s while TO1USB activation in Guadeloupe, where I could test in real conditions the setting of a portable ham radio station that I wanted QRV on 50MHz, 28MHz, 21MHz, 14MHz, 144MHz, 432MHz only on USB mode.

Not so easy in portable on a island between compromise of easy to travel and antenna performances. For the transceiver, no problem, the ICOM 706 MKIIG is a real good rig to operate quickly on 6 bands with 100 Watts from 14Mhz to 50Mhz, small and easy to carry out.

To return to the antenna question I need to be QRV on 6 bands HF+VHF+UHF but especially be able to assembly and disassembling antenna quickly and even for a single person alone to do it.

Here is what looks like the final result and solution founded :

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DXpedition FG/F1JXQ – Guadeloupe Island On The Air (IOTA NA102)

I will re-activate the amateur radio station FG/F1JXQ on these bands : 144mhz, 50Mhz and of course 28Mhz in SSB, between July 24, 2006 and August 14, 2006.

The hours of activation will be variable in the course of the day (hey these is also holidays) and the simplest way to reach the station is to consult DX clusters or eHam DX Spot to see if the amateur radio station is on the air or not. Continue reading DXpedition FG/F1JXQ – Guadeloupe Island On The Air (IOTA NA102)