Saturday, March 19, 2016

73 from Williams Hill QRPeditions

The breakfast boys say QRX until May at Jalama Beach.

Our antennas at Williams Hill

Two element tri-band Mosley beam at 33 feet. Crank-up military mast. Rotor is a ChannelMaster.

End-fed half-wave (EFHW) wire fed with 9:1 unun. Using long steel cable as counter poise. Didn't work all that well and never as well as the top-loaded vertical.

Six meter yagi,up about 20 feet.

The main antenna was a 40 foot vertical with a 140 foot flat top. It was grounded using 200 square feet of chicken wire which was also attached to the perimeter steel cable. A good tune from 160 meters to 10 meters.