Home 2008-2011

Present antennas at M0PCB from 2008 until the present day. The only thing to have changed in that time is the Hustler 4-BTV turned into a Butternut HF-9V and the colinear changed. I had experimented with an inverted-L for 80m, but the garden got a bit crowded so I took that down once I had 80m vertically on the Butternut.

Butternut HF-9V, 100 foot Doublet and SGC SG-230, Comet GP-15 and Sandpiper 6/4/2m Delta Halo

HF Antennas Sept 2010

HF Antennas Sept 2010

VHF Antennas Sept 2010

VHF Antennas Sept 2010

In early May 2011 the doublet wire snapped right at the feed. As this was in fact the 2nd time the wire had snapped I decided to replace the whole antenna with a new design. Still 100 feet long, this time made from Racal military grade kevlar wire and fed with 450 Ohm slotted ladder line rather than home-brew open wire feeder. Performance is not noticeably different, but I am hopeful that this version will last longer than the previous doublet. I also had to use 8m from my 12m Spiderpole to provide upgraded support as the 10m fishing pole was not sturdy enough to carry the extra weight.

 

Last updated 14/05/2011