Tag: aerial work

Installing a dipole for 30m

Dipole at sunset

I’ve never had a decent aerial for the 30m (10 MHz) band and have struggled to work much on the band either with my old doublet or the inverted L that I’ve had up for the last couple of years. About a month ago, I realised that I could hang a single band 30m dipole […]

Time for a new aerial, I’ve replaced my doublet with an OCFD

Far support pole holding my OCFD

Earlier this year I decided it was time to replace my doublet with a new wire aerial.  There was nothing actually wrong with the doublet, I’ve worked plenty on it but it always galled me that I had a smarttuner connected to it which limited my transmit power.  I could only run 100W SSB or […]

New aerials for VHF/UHF (2m/70cms) and 28MHz (10m)

Diamond X510N and Sirio 827

Over the years I’ve used a few different VHF/UHF aerials here and the one I always found the best was my old Diamond X500.  I bought that when I still lived at home with my parents and it moved here with me.  It ran my original AX25 packet radio BBS and then MB7UIV and was only […]

Days 296, 297 and 298 – I finally worked T32C

Day #296 was the day of the aerial work although before we started tearing my aerials down, I had a quick ‘banker’ QSO just in case things didn’t go well.  I worked JG1WNO, Hiro on 10m JT65 early in the morning. After all the work was done and my beam was up, my first QSO […]