Example of permantent installation (Courtesy of DF9IV)
Balcony Installation without Balun (Courtesy of SM7RYR)
|Report from DF9IV:
Today I have done the first Tests with your antenna. The antenna was mounted on a 1.8mtr wooden pole. The antenna base was connected direct onto the 1:9 Balun. We connected the 7.8mtr radial to the base and ran it, on a 105 degree angle, to the ground. We connected the QRP-Transceiver "KX1" via a very long RG58 cable and used the built in tuner from KX1 to run on 80, 40, 30 and 20mtrs. On all of these mentioned bands the SWR was very good. 1.0-1.1-1.0 and 1.2. We heard many stations but there was no time to run long Qso's. During our holidays we will give your antenna en extensive test, but we are very confident. In October you will receive a second test report including a list of worked stations. Now some quick made photo's of the temporary antenna installation.
Mails / Comments from clients
Received the antenna the day before yesterday. It works very well. Much better than the antenna I used before on my balcony (2.7m with 1:9 unun SM0TSC remark). As well better than my 80m, 40 and 20m mobile whips. It works excellent on 80m which is my preferred band. Yesterday I managed qso with USA on 20m with 5w (I use only QRP)
I wiil continue testing a little bit longer. See the picture how i mounted this nice antenna.
I am using some wire for radial, I live on the 5th floor (20m AGL), I will soon move to 6th fllor(25m AGL). I then will try to see if I can have the antenna on my in glassed balcony.
You need to see the opportunities and not the obstacles when you only can use low power and small antennas
"Hi DG7PE, I have finally mounted the antenna and am impressed
by its receiving performance. The receive performance is much
better than i actually expected. Best Regards from Mödling
QSLcards recived by DG7PE and SM0TSC using the antenna
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