Friday, 13 July 2018
QRPGuys 80/60m Vertical Antenna
This will be used on 80m QRP as M1K in the RSGB IOTA contest 2018 from EU011 St Agnes.
It is going to basically be a centre loaded GP on 80m.
The last contest on 80m was from C6 and from there I had two full sized phased 80m verticals. Wanted to work loads of G stations, this time I'm 4000 miles closer so this should do fine :-)
Of course I know from St Agnes looking West I have nothing but salt water path to NA.
Propagation might be metaphorically in the toilet but I suspect a contest will test that hypothesis.
Anyway as the build goes on I will add to this post. As per the 40m-10m UnUn there are no antenna wires, I'll add this a bit later as that will need me to get the poles out etc.
All the parts laid out before start.
Not got any more photos from the build..
Also have a 1:1 and 1:4 balun so will make those up too.
Had to add some M6 screw and nut hardware on the 4:1 as the ones I had failed. My mistake tightened the bolt too much.
Posted by M1KTA at 12:00