Today saturday 14 May we have set up 3 of the 4 new HF rotery towers, I got excellent help from Adriaam PD4AK, Hilko PC1CP, Jan PA0VAJ, Peter PA4O, Johan PE9DX and Thomas PA1M.
In the days before Thomas PA1M and I had calculated the guy wires witch are from Phyllystrand and partly galvanices teal wire. We moounted the big grips (96 for 4 towers). I mounted the guy wires om the towers. Before we raised the towers I have secured the rotory rings who are devided in two parts so they could not become loose when raising the towers.
I have not posted anything lately. Of course I am busy with radio. Its winter and I am doing a lot of things. The shack has finally the new ceiling. I only have to mount the led lamps. I had to find lamps witch do not radiate bad signals on my radio’s I have mounted one and this is a good one. No signals on my radio’s. So I ordered a couple.
I am now preparing for the PACC contest.
For the PACC have set up a four square for 40m. The new towers are not in use so I have to do some temporary things also. I am planning a small mast with a rotary dipole for 10 15 and 20m and 2 dipole antennas for 80 and 40m. Thomas PA1M was here to help me set up the 27m High vertical for 160 and 80 m.
I had bad luck with the SteppIR antenna. One of the elements was hanging a little down. We repaired it for now so I can use it for the PACC. I think something is broken in the EHU unit.
The switch off all the HF antennas is already in the field so that’s a bit difficult with no towers around there.
I have also set up a few beverage antennas to help me receive the weak signals on the low bands.
With the new towers still on the ground I need an extra antenna for 20 meters because I want to run so2r.
Therefore I have built a two element phased vertical system. It has two main directions, north west and south east. I can with it also as an omni antenna.
The antenna has two verticals of about 5 meters high, a switch box, 2 84 degrees phase lines and a 71 degree loop line. For a low angel take off am lot of ground radials are necessary!