2015-09-26

Antennas

Got myself moved safely back to Denmark, and got a bit of antennas in the garden.

 1) 3 band vertical for 6m, 2m and 70cm. Worked local on 2/70FM, and a bit of sporadic E this summer on 6m.

 2) Lately I got myself a multi-dipole for 80/40/20/15/10. Works on 30/17/12 as well. SO I got started doing a bit of CW QSOs ...

 3) Decided that 10m might have it last really good winter season, so I set up a half wave vertical (shortened 27 MHz Half wave). Just moved it into the garden and elevated the feed point to about 5m. Came in late in the afternoon and 10 was open to South America and South Africa. Worked CE, CX, ZW (ZS) and PY. Not bad for a first day with the new antenna. Given the opportunity the feed point will get up to about 7m with some good guy wires.

 Winter is coming, and I would like to try getting a bit more antennas up, possibly for 4m, and a wide band receiving antenna (active whip (Dressler) or a PA0RDT "mini whip" E-probe). This should work from <100kHz to about 30MHz, the Dressler claims 60MHz).

1 comment:

  1. The PA0RDT E-field probe works well and is widely used at LF and MF. I built a version several years ago and it worked well on 136kHz RX.

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