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  1. John Kershaw
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I just love your videos.  You have a fantastic outlook on life.  N6NRO

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  2. Stephen Wade
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the video, I got some use full tips to take with me on an expedition, your different set ups was excellent, as an ex firefighter I noticed your heater very close to your bedding, that could lead to a fire. VK3HJW

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  3. Rob Younce
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I keep straining to see what Band you were on. Best choice would be 40M but I think you were on 20M.

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  4. Robbie Phelan
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    What coax are you using on the 9:1 balun?

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  5. KX4UL Ham Radio
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Fun video! Thanks for taking us along. I enjoy ALL of your videos Tom, but I really enjoy the Ham radio camp-outs. By far my favorite videos. The tent with heater looked cozy. Two antennas required more effort, but it is fun to switch back and forth to see what the differences are.

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  6. HAMmered!
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    can you share the "make/model" (i.e. information so I can get one) specifications to your 10' feeline? I would like to get one and try it out (a link would work too)…. Thank you!

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  7. Dennis Joiner
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    How did Missouri mess up your license plate on your car? N9Yzero? I thought you were a DX station until I noticed your plate was from here in Missouri.

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  8. matrixmogs
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Nice to see real life examples of different antennas in use, I’m sticking to long wire and ATU. Thanks, 73. : )

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  9. JD Transport
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Very enjoyable, thanks for sharing.

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  10. neubert500
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Excellent Training

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  11. MrQuick
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Jealous! Having a ball watching the video! Love the kx2!

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  12. Pedro Acosta
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    felicidades
    desde republica dominicana

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  13. John K
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I envy you guys in North America. You really can't do that here in Africa – pulling off the road and pitching a tent. We have wild animals to worry about, but far worse is the 2 footed variety. There would be a steady stream of humans walking past, looking to see what you were doing, and some looking to see what they can steal from you. Great video ! thanks

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  14. David Williamson
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Put a Claw Happer in your radio toolbox

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  15. Steven Lawhon
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    The chameleon needs a tuner

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  16. 54CW001 Jérôme
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    73 nice video

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  17. Don Poaps
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    EZ Military needs ground radial, as I use it for the Salvation Army grab and Go kit here in British Columbia. I have also added the 60 ft line with the vertical as a slooper.

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  18. Radio Pushka
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I like your whip antenna. I am getting one.

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  19. Basic Poke
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the video. 40 degrees C is 104 degrees F so that's not what he meant. Nice contacts.

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  20. david m
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Chameleon EMCOMM II antenna I have lost the coating on the wire, it's highly visible now after one year. Contacted mfr, they told me to take it down and scrub the coating off the wire, …'takes ten minutes'. That is the last product of theirs I will own, in fact, video will be made. Expensive mil whip, buy Hustler collapsible stainless steel mast for half the cost brother. 73, kk4zuu

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  21. Steven Lawhon
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Get away from all those trees.

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  22. Tim Olson
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Great video, so I checked my callsign on reverse beacon, not thinking I would be on there but I learned about the network on your videos and I was surprised to find several cw entries of my call sign. 73 buddy!

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  23. Grey Ghost
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    That KX2 is the next rig I buy, but if I was going to do CW only maybe this: http://radioset-go.com/

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  24. Grey Ghost
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Honestly, I would not go anywhere these days without carrying. I didn't carry for 52 years until I needed it and didn't have it. Now it's on me 24/7. Love the equipment you have… cool tent and antennas. Glad the Sun came out…. KB2QQM

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  25. nr3rful
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Nice to see a ham do cw

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  26. Mike Wood
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    A lot of work, but it was an interesting comparison to see how the vertical as opposed to the other antenna operated. I'd love to have a chameleon vertical with the extension on it. The cost of it though compared to a cheap wire is considerable. I lived in London Ontario for about 15 years and I've been into Kawartha Lakes probably in the last year or so and was nice to hear some contacts from there. Well done on your video cheers. de VE3MXU

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  27. Rugged Prepping and Outdoors
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Solar storms have been messing up the Bands.

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  28. Bob Plank
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I like how you mentioned you have a hard time getting people to understand the "yankee" in your call. I seem to have the same problem with the "india" in mine…any seem to hear "lima". Fantastic station and camp setup. I enjoyed the video. 73 de KK4DIV

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  29. hobbiehobb
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Fantastic full length video chocked full of lots of experience. Great job and 73

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  30. Taino Aces
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Really great video. A lot of work to produce i’m sure. I also own the Mpas system with the whip extension but haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet. Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Carl Lavoie
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    NVIS are only good for 40M and 80M and will mostly only work with other stations also using NVIS. The chance for you to get DX with a NVIS is VERY low. Normally NVIS will work great if a counterpoise of about the same length is extended directly under the wire antenna.

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  32. eddiezx10r
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    love your videos man. keep up the good work

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  33. QrpRadioListner
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Great video … doing Radio in this way, away from everyone, makes you feel like a person who loves life.
    Great job my friend.
    Giuseppe iz0gzw qrp in Ponza Island, Italy.

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  34. colincolin30
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I noticed you had a handgun on the floor. Is it that dangerious in the woods with animals, bears ????

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  35. colincolin30
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Tom, Very interesting experimentation , vertical and long wire. Thanks for another entertaining A Radio video! 73 Colin vk2jcc

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  36. RobPetty622
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    One of your better videos. Love the antenna comparison, even though not much difference. One constructive note, if I may.When you needed to repeat your call, the frustration in your voice was pretty evident. Maybe think about how that might sound on the other end. We've all been there, believe you, me. 73 Rob, WA9RAD

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  37. Pig E
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Nice pistol, Tom.

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  38. KuriosPC
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    You got California from the Midwest on 10w! Awesome…

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  39. John Kershaw
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I was just going to ask if you are packing and saw it on the floor in your tent.  Great.  Like the Boy Scouts..always be prepared.

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  40. AP2FLY RADIO
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I agree with you regarding Y yankiee in callsign, i face the same problem but next time try YOKOHAMA instead of yellow or yankiee……and i reaally enjoyed your video…73s

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  41. Ron C
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    That looked like a lot of fun. You made a few contacts, SSB and CW plus, being out camping just makes it that much better! Next time I set up outside, either in my yard, or elsewhere, I'll try and use that 600 ohm resistor to make the end fed as directional as possible and point it at Mo! I really think that a wire antenna, end fed, dipole…they seem to be the best choice (if you have trees, or a mast), otherwise…that Chameleon would be king.

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  42. Kevin Maxson
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    I'd like to say I didn't enjoy seeing your frustrations, but I really did. It makes me feel better knowing I'm not alone. 😉

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  43. Axel Taylor
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Hi Tom, I did a search on those launchers, here in uk about £160….however. for £12!! I stumbled on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y33WDKp7KI0 my only issue is I cant buy a new left arm to hold it with, maybe my prosthetic but it wont line up straight, anyhow, for the price its a no brainer…duct tape it to a pole!

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  44. Art Dodd
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Great video Tom de K2ADC

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  45. KuriosPC
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Just here to comment. I will watch the video after work!

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  46. Paul Knight
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    Another great video, well done

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  47. David Williamson
    February 18, 2020 @ 7:05 pm

    try a wind sock for your Mic always good to have a table invest in a trailor and use mik crates fir easy storage

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