|"Big Picture" view of my VHF and HF antennas, looking North.|
On 1/6/2005, my friend Chuck and I put up a modified G5RV antenna. Although it has now been repaired 4 times and repositioned slightly, the G5 WAS suspended between a tree in the back corner, and the huge oak in the front corner. About 10' of each end "dangled" from the insulators, to make it fit this small property. (Only 111 feet corner-to-corner!) The G5RV is modified because It is using 300 ohm TV twinlead, instead of 450 ohm "ladder" line. I was using the G5RV along with this 160 meter tuning system! It BARELY worked, so I seldom use it on 160. It's just TOO SHORT!
|"Bird's Eye" view|
This is a more detailed view of how the HF antennas are connected. I finally updated these drawings! ;) (And another update is needed, after today, 9/24/10)
|HF and 10M antennas|
The J-pole is at the top. The 2M beam is about 4' below it. Eventually, I will reconfigure all of this to allow better clearance for the beam, and possibly even some kind of rotor when $$ and time permit. Right now, the guy wire that attaches to the chimney prevents the beam from being easily aimed in other directions, so it will stay W/NW for a while. The J-pole is now in use 24/7 as my APRS igate station. For now, it is receive-only. Hopefully, I'll get the digipeater section operational again, soon.
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