Well, the temperature is staring to rise. We are past the cold weather and
getting better every day...well...maybe except for a few blizzards and ice
storms yet. We have a good two months plus before I can expect "good
weather". We used to get some of our biggest snow falls in the first week
At any rate, I'm starting to plan for a good HF antenna and the stock market
recovery to pay for it.. I'd like something that would let me get on 40
through 10 including the WARC bands, but I'd settle for 20 through 10
including the WARC bands. I keep going over the literature and visiting web
sites, but haven't settled on anything yet.
The current set-up is a TH-5 at 100 feet, a 7L 6-meter C3i at 115 and the
UHF/VHF arrays at 130.
I have a number of options, including the removing of the VHF/UHF array at
130 feet and moving up the tri-bander so I could put 3L on 40 in there, but
I'd prefer to get 40 through 10 on one antenna. Still, I may end up still
using slopers on 40. They sure do work great into Europe on 75.
So, I'm open to suggestion.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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