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Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere by [Parker, Peter]
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Whether through choice or circumstance, more radio amateurs than ever before are enjoying portable operating.

Suitable equipment is widely available but what about antennas? Manufactured antennas exist but only some suit lightweight portable activity. And, it’s easy to overpay for something that’s too heavy and too lossy for successful QRP.

Hand-carried QRP antennas takes the mystery out of portable antennas. After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths.

Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given. Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy.

Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.

Hand-carried QRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices. It’s the author’s second book, following on from the top-selling Minimum QRP, released in 2015.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8423 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Parker VK3YE; 1 edition (18 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KOLZHKM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #143,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Good information and tips to allow the building of effective potable antennas
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 35 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peter knows his stuff about QRP 21 August 2016
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One slight niggle: his ebooks don't make use of hyperlinks which are one of the great advantages of the ebooks medium. For example, the table of contents should be click able to go straight to the chapter. I believe there's an option when publishing to Amazon Kindle that all purchases will get automatic updates for future 'reprints' - here's hoping Peter does this and we get updates with hyperlinks. 73 EA5IGC
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars solid introduction 22 August 2016
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very well done, coupled with Minimum QRP you get a solid introduction to qrp and portable operating
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference guide for QRP fanatics 4 September 2016
By John Leonardelli - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter has put a ton of effort into this book. I value his down to earth writing with his practical experience.

I have been a ham and qrp operator for over 40 years a d I still learned something from this book

Enjoy and see you on 7.030
John ve3ips/qrp
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 22 September 2016
By P. Btica - Published on Amazon.com
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Very well written and informative. Covers a lot of different antennas and makes a great reference book. Peter seems to have taken his time on this book and it's quality and quantity of information shows.
This is a must-have book for every type of human mobile ham.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars QRP Antennas and a Whole Lot More!!! 30 March 2017
By Kayaker since 95. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for QRPers. Its title says it's an antenna book, but it's a whole lot more than that. Peter discusses how to reduce weight for what you need to carry, and also talks about what you don't need to take along with you. His explanation of various antenna types is better than those found in many ham license study guides--clear and concise. He also has a chapter of five home brew QRP antenna couplers that are quick and easy to make, and very effective. Peter also explains why he chose these particular couplers for QRP use.

Peter Parker is Australian, even if he's probably not Spiderman in alias, so don't let the occasional Australian word throw you, such as using "caravan" for recreational vehicle and the occasional mention of a ham band that K, W, and N prefixes can't legally access. The book is clearly written and contains a wealth of very useful information. I recommend it highly.