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Summer contests are a great reason to get away from it all and enjoy the pleasures of amateur radio. I like to combine the VHF and Field Day events with camping so my antennas need to be portable. I had planned on building a 6-element OWA Yagi for 6m SSB and CW, but, in an effort to reduce the antenna size and weight, I started looking at quads. The result is a portable short boom beam with over 8 dBd gain.