Feb 232015
 

This weekend was ARRL DX CW.  I had to go to qrl. So the only thing I have done is working a few stations. I like this contest. So next year I need to arrange some days off from qrl.

Arrl 2015 cw

ARRL DX CW 2015

Feb 192015
 

It is finaly time to take care of the field where the new towers will rise soon.
First thing is to remove a tree and to prune the other two trees.

Before

Before

Now I have a better view on the feild.

Now I have a better view on the feild.

Feb 192015
 

The new HF station is not ready. So I had to set up some temporary antennas. For 160 and 80 we have set up my old 27m high vertical. On another pole I made 2 dipoles for 80 and 40m. And I had a vertical fort 40m. This was all set up in the field and connected to the double ten switch switch is already in the field. Jan PA0VAJ and Thomas PA1M came and helped me to erect these antennas. Near the house I have a SteppIR in a crank up tower and a R8 vertical. I had to switch those from the shack. That was a bit tricky with the main switching box in the field.

Left vertical 40m. In the middle two dipoles. Right 27m tall vertical for 160 and 80m. The yagi is stowed away and hanging on one off the guy wire poles from the new towers.

Left vertical 40m. In the middle two dipoles. Right 27m tall vertical for 160 and 80m. The yagi is stowed away and hanging on one off the guy wire poles from the new towers.

Feb 062015
 

.Today Thomas PA1M and Jan PA0VAJ where here to help me with to tousle the vertical for 160 and 80 meters. It is a temporary set up. When the towers are up I have to find the best place for this antenna.

After that was done we have also set up an little meter mast with 2 dipoles. One for 80 and one for 40 meter. All antennas are temporary and only for PACC contest 2015.

Vertical for 160 and 80 meters

Vertical for 160 and 80 meters