Amateur Radio Technician Class Element 2. ELEMENT 2 SUBELEMENTS T1 - FCC Rules, station license responsibilities T2 - Control operator duties T3 - Operating practices T4 - Radio and electronic fundamentals T5 - Station setup and operation T6 - Communications modes and methods
A directional antenna would be the most useful for a hidden transmitter hunt.
You can make the signal from a hand-held radio stronger when operating in the field by using an external antenna instead of the rubber-duck antenna.
You could have your license revoked
You could be fined a large sum of money
You could be sent to prison
Check at least twice a year to make sure you have all of your emergency response equipment and know where it is
Make sure you have a way to run your equipment if there is a power failure in your area
Participate in drills that test your ability to set up and operate in the field
The battery in a car or truck
A bicycle generator
A portable solar panel
Length of vertical in feet =
¼ Wave 19”
½ Wave 112”
¼ Wave Radials
½ Wave Radials
[Actually, it may radiate but the signal level radiated is usually well attenuated.]
“Antenna Tuners” do not really tune antennas.
They provide an impedance match between
the transmitter and antenna system.