Aug 302014

Peter PA4PS was here to help me to mount the vertical poles of the H-frame.
This is not the head unit I used for the last years. This is the very heavy system that was mounted in the versatower in 1997 and then carried the six yagis. The yagis I used then had a spacing of 4.4 meters and the yagis I’m using now use 3.65 meters spacing. The blocks used for mounting the poles had to move, and that was a very hard job. In the end we succeeded.


vertical poles mounted

vertical poles mounted


Jul 282014

Today I dug a groove for the first 15 meter of PVC pipes for the coax cables from the new shack to the hf towers is in the field.

one pipe for coax and one pipe for switching and internet etc.

one pipe for coax and one pipe for switching and internet etc.


View to the field

Jun 182014

I made a mould to check if all the flanges from the towers are fitting correctly to the tower bases.
Two of the four towers are on the ground and checked if sections are fit together correctly. There are some problems with the . The guy ring bearings. They do not fit correctly on to the sections. The builder of the towers is now looking for a solution.


Jun 172014

Step by step I get all the bands running again. Today I made my first dx qso’s on 50Mhz since a July last year!
I worked KP2/K3TEJ, KP4EIT and WP4JCF. The yagi in the tower needs some maintenance but for now I am qrv.

May 092014

Today I started to disconnect the uLINKS for the Station Master Deluxe in the barn and installed them in the new shack. I managed to get two radios ttalk with the SMD’s and to get two rotors to turn.

The Station Master Deluxe is a “Network” controller for controlling large stations using multiple Antenna Switches, Stacks, Rotators, SteppIR/UltraBeams, Automatic Amplifiers, and other devices.
It is made bij Microham.

The U links on a rail.

The uLINKS on a rail.

U links with the cables connected to it.

uLINKS with the cables connected to it.