My Journal

I plan to journal or blog my thoughts on various ham radio events or things that I have done with the home station.

October 2010

I have a debt of gratitude to Paul and Mary Bittner and many others for the hours of hard work invested in my antenna array. It is an amazing system now. 

February 2011

  

  

  

  

May 2012

I have operated two DX contests and one domestic contest from the station this year. I cannot believe the difference a stack of yagis make on the HF bands. I can call CQ in two directions simultaneously or use the array together to break a pile up. 

I am very impressed with how my 40 meter Yagi performs at 110 feet. I never realized raising it from 50 to 110 would make this MUCH of a difference. 40 meters is like 20 meters now, except less crowded! 

I attended the Dayton Hamvention in May 2012. It was the best hamvention yet. There were lots of new things there to review and I enjoyed the CQ DX Hall of Fame ceremony where my friends N4AA and W0Gj were both inducted. They are first class hams, DXers and people!

  


 I use a
Force 12 Magnum 240 N two element yagi for 40meters.  It is 85% full size and has <2:1 SWR from 7.000 Mhz through 7300 Mhz. I consistently receive 5-9 plus plus signal reports from DX stations.Several have asked me what antenna I am using.

 

Many 40 meter yagis interact with 15 meter yagis. This onedoes not  It can be stacked within 5 feet of another yagi.

 

  • It is an easy antenna to assemble and I had Tom Schiller (N6BT) install a special switch to make it more broad-banded across all of 40meters.  Tom can build you this antenna anytime you want.

  

  

 

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