Aug 272016

Today Thomas PA1M was here to help with lifting the first antenna in one of the towers. It is a 7 element Optibeam. It is one of the smaller antennas. This one will be stacked with the C31XR from Force 12. The Force 12 Yagi will go to the top of the tower. We lifted the yagi with a tramline. Something we never did. So it was also a practice to see how this is working out.

Connecting the ropes to the tower


Antenna lifted with a tramline to the tower.

Connecting antenna to the tower.

May 152016

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.

Big grip for connecting Phillystran guy wire

Feb 072016

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.