I mentioned in the blog last year that I needed a new aerial and that I had plans for a Carolina Windom. Although I’ve got the Windom I don’t think I’ll be putting it up.
I’ve recently become a member of the Hadley Wood CG and have had a lot of discussion with their very experienced members and it seems as though a good solution for my QTH here is a doublet. That’s effectively a centre fed aerial with the two legs being equal length fed with 450 ohm ladderline feeder directly back to an ATU in the shack. The aerial is balanced, the feeder is balanced and the ATU will have a balanced input. Logic dictates that it should be somewhat better than the end fed long wire I’m using on HF at the moment and providing I can get the overall length to be around 100ft then it should tune on all the bands that I’m interested in. I don’t have a suitable tuner yet but I think that something like an MFJ-974HB would do the job nicely.