Feb 172020
 

This summer sporadic E season I want to be qrv on 70 Mhz. Therefore I bought an Icom IC-7300.
I have no antenna yet for the 70 MHz band and have to make a decision if I want a dual bander or a monobander.
The 6 element six meter antenna will move to tower 4 in the field and will become part of the stack of the 2 SteppIR antennas.

Jan 182020
 

I removed my old home brew Stack Switch from tower 6 and mounted it at the bottom of tower 4 to switch all my 40m antennas.
In tower 6 I mounted a new Stack Switch from MicroHAM.

 

 

Dec 112019
 

When I planned the 4 rotary HF towers in a square I had the idea that I would like to try to build a four squaere for 160m with the towers as radiator.
The towers are to short but with the capacitive head from the Yagi’s on top it should work fine.
I first tested an empty tower. Then I connected a coil at the bottom end tuned the tower to 1825 MHz very fast and easy. I also tuned the towers with an antenna at the top in the same way. Finaly I have tuned all the four towers. Now I know that I can realise this project.

To be continued.

 

 

Sep 292019
 

We removed the SteppIR dipole for 40 meter from tower 6. This one will go to the 40 Meter tower. We also removed the 5 element Opdes yagi for maintenance.

Connecting the StepIR dipole to the crane.es yagi from tower 7 for maintenance.

Me in the tower connecting the Opdes yagi to the Crane.

Sep 292019
 

On Sunday 22 September we lifted the 14 element C31XR on tower 6. The crew on the ground where: Jan PA0VAJ, Nap NA1NG, Thomas PA1M, and Peter PA4O. The crane I hired came from Drieborg.

C31XR ready for the lift.

On his way up.

The crane was just high enough.

Me up in the tower bolting the yagi on to the mast of the tower.