Antennas and towers at PA1T
The antennas at the stations have changed the last years.
In 2016 and 2017 I added 4 new towers in the field next to the house.
The station now has 7 towers and an small eme tower.
Tower 1, 2 and 3 close to the house are crack up towers and are used for VHF only.
The 3 towers each hold two M2 antennas with 10 meter long booms. These 3 towers are used for contesting and dxing. In tower 2 is also a six meter yagi mounted with a 10 meter long boom. Tower 3 holds also a 70cm yagi. The 23cm dish is not used at this moment.
The four new towers in the field are rotating towers with a hight off 25 meters and a top mast and are I numbered them tower 4, 5 , 6 and 7.
Tower 4 has a 4 element SteppIR yagi. In near future I will add a second 4 element SteppIR yagi and use those two as a stack for the high HF bands and 50 Mhz
Tower 5 has a 2 element 40m meter yagi in top. In future the plan is to add another 40m Yagi and couple of 10 meter yagi’s.
Tower 6 holds a 7 element Optibeam for 10, 15 and 20 meters. A C31XR will go up in spring and I will use these yagis as a stack and as multiplier antennas. Also a dipole from SteppIR for 40 meter is in this tower. The C31XR and the 4o mter dipole are rotatable seperate from the tower.
Tower 7 has a stack of two 5 element OpDes Yagi’s from InnovAntennas.
Between tower 5 and 7 is a dipole situated at 23 meters for 160 and 80 meters.
Other antennas in the field are:
Vertical 27 m high for 160 80 and 40m.
4 square for 40 meters.
4 square for 80m. Is hanging between the four towers.
For rx on the low bands there four Beverage antennas. The east west beverages are 268 meter long. The north south beverages are 100 meter long.
R8 from Cushcraft 40m till 6m. This is usesd for my cw skimmer.
The antennas at PA1T are mounted in 3 crank up towers all 18 meters high.
The rotators in tower 1 and 2 are from Prosistel, type PST71. The rotator in tower 3 is a 3 fase motor.
For 160, 80 and 40 I am using a Titanex V160s vertical antenna.
An R8 vertical from Cushcraft is also in use.
For receving ont he low bands I use 3 two-wire beverages. (Only during winter time)
A Force 12 C31xr 3 band yagi is in use for 10 meter (7el) 15 meter (4el) and 20 meter (3el).
For 50 MHz I use a M2 6M7JHV 7 element (10 meter boom).
A 3 band vertical for local talk is on top of the tower.
A 4 element Steppir antenne ius in use for 30 meters and up to 50 MHz.
A 2 band vertical is in use for the packet cluster system.
Tower 3 is the VHF UHF tower.
For 144 MHz 4 5wl M2 antennas are in use (10.5m boom).
For 432 MHz 2 stacked 23 element Cue Dee yagis do the job.
For 23cm and 13cm a 1.2 meter dish is in use.
For 160 mter 80 mter and 40 meter I use a V160s from Titanex using elevated radials.
One for 160 meters, two for 80 meter and two for 40 meters.
The vertical is just right from the middle.
For the low bands I use 3 two wire beverage antenna’s. (Only during winter time)
4 square 80 meters
During contests as the CQ World Wide and the Dutch PACC I am able to put up a 4 square antenna for 80 meters.
Unfortunately the local comunity leaders does not like it and it’s only up during these contests…….
Yes that’s the Netherlands in 2004.
An Optibeam yagi is in use during the contests as multiplier antenna.