(1) Aim the vehicle to the distant station.
See figure 74.
Select a frequency as near the FOT as possible, not the
A frequency above 10 MHz might be possible to take
of the ground wave (terrain permitting) if stations are
miles of one another.
(3) Add three additional mast sections (24 feet) so that the
whip will be near a quarter-wave in length. If time permits, use a
counterpoise or radial ground system.
If using ground wave, make
sure antenna is completely straight. If sky wave is to be used, bend
If no contact try a better
(4) Select a hill or a flat clear area.
Make a good ground
(5) If time permits, install a "quickie" antenna such as a
sloping antenna. See figure 77.
Figure 74. Vehicle chassis counterpoise.