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G5RV up at 54ft

Well, the temporary G5RV was such a success, I decided to make a more permanent install with 14 gauge wire.  I found out that the reason my original G5RV resonance was off, was i needed to tune the 300Ohm feed … Continue reading

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Temporary G5RV at 54ft

I put up the G5RV up on the 27ft pole, which puts it 20 ft above the DX-CC. Resonance is off, maybe the wire stretched, I probably should put up the 14 gauge wire. Here is the current resonances: 3.673Mhz … Continue reading

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G5RV in backyard at 27ft up

I decided to make a cheap full size G5RV, using 31 ft of Radio Shack 300 Ohm foam core twinlead (100ft = $20), which is alot better then what was on the RadioWavz G5RV that I used to have that … Continue reading

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[CANCELED] Plans for a vertical on the hill behind my house

So I was considering putting a vertical up behind my house. But after considering the difficult of installing radials and not having written permission to install the antenna, I decided to not do it. Below is a picture of what … Continue reading

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40/20/10m dipole with trapped 80m- Alpha Delta DX-CC replica

Ok, so I just went ahead and made it just like the Alpha Delta DX-CC, which is a 40/20/10m with trapped 80m.  It is also resonate on 15m too.  It is setup as a slightly sloped inverted-V. I installed a … Continue reading

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80-40-20m trapped dipole

I added a trap to the 40-20m fan dipole, so it can get 80m. Here is a iPhone Panorama photo of the antenna mounted 6 ft above chimney at home.   Unfortunately the 40m is too short resonate at 7.35Mhz … Continue reading

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40m/20m Fan Dipole

I basically made the same 40m dipole from http://www.amateurradio.bz/40m_v.html and added a 20m fan dipole to it, so I can work both bands I built the same fed point connector described by: http://www.amateurradio.bz/feedpoint.html I plan on using mostly digital modes, so I … Continue reading

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Flex-1500 SDR Radio

I could not resist getting another SDR radio, so I went with the FLEX-1500 http://www.flex-radio.com/Products.aspx?topic=F1.5k_features I no longer had an extra power supply, so I ran the power cable down to the PC’s power supply, to the 12volt rail, and … Continue reading

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Created a Yagi DualBand 2m/70cm from old TV Antenna

I ended up building a Yagi DualBand from an old TV Antenna I was inspired by the videos at: http://amateurradio.bz/tri-band_yagi.html Since I had a 80″ boom I decided to create my own custom measurements, I used 440Mhz and 146Mhz on a … Continue reading

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Mounted the Elk to the roof at work on Antenna Rotator

I put up the Elk Log Periodic Dualband 2m/70cm antenna up on the roof at work, and wow! I can now hit repeaters in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.  I have also been able to hear SO-50 and AO-27 … Continue reading

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