Re: [30MDG] Re: New Antenna for 30 Meters coming by mid summer...
- Hi Don,
Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, the entire wheel rim thing came
about, AFTER I had holes dug and concrete poured! :) Wish I had
thought of that prior to all of that, oh well...
The current status is on hold for a few more days, the rains have
returned, and I am letting the ground get soaked prior to digging the
feed line trenches, etc.
I have decided to run all the main feed-lines to my outbuilding, ( after
phasing), then from there, an antenna switch and to the shack... That
way, I can add tuners, etc and have them under cover later... So... I
will be renting a trenching machine soon, maybe as early as next week.
Once that is done, I will then mount up Vertical #1, construct the
radial field, measuring all the way, then post results. As soon as that
is done, I'll re-tune it for 30 meters!
I am currently building a Christman feed for the 40 meter array...
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On Sun, 2013-05-26 at 13:14 +0000, Don wrote:
> David NK7Z,
> Good luck on your 30m 4square vertical project. Please keep us posted on your progress either by postings or picture links and when completed - maybe your results too.
> I can confirm that Pez OE3EPW has a big signal with his 4square vertical array - his signal is one of the biggest coming out of EU on the 30m band from what I see from here (EN50dp using 2 ele yagi)...and many times the only 30m EU signal I see/copy when the path is poor (no matter what mode...one night on RTTY he liked to blow me out of my chair with a 20 over signal on what I thought was a dead path to EU!).
> On a lighter note maybe that is why Pez has his verticals on rims/wheels that way when the other EU ops get tired of him working the World he can either hide them quickly or he has a way to quickly get out of town! hi
> Have fun and I think you are in for some fun with your project...30m a great band.
> Don KB9UMT 30MDG#0001
> --- In 30MDG@yahoogroups.com, Peter Eckersberger <oe3epw@...> wrote:
> > Hi David,
> > Wish you fun and success with your antenna project. BTW ... I myself
> > didn't dig any holes at all. For the 4 bases I simply put 4 old car
> > wheels (rims plus rubber; leavings of a Honda Civic) onto the ground,
> > put an empty champagne bottle in the center of the rim and filled the
> > rest of the rims with gravel to get the bottles fixed. The vertical
> > radiator tube is put over the bottleneck and guyed with 3 Kevlar guy
> > ropes in shape of an equilateral triangle. By doing it that way the
> > antenna can be build, moved and removed quite quickly without any
> > problems. It didn't even take half a day to have those 4 verticals up
> > and running :-D .
> > 73 de Pez, OE3EPW
> > <oe3epw@...>
> > AR SK
> > Am 09.05.2013 05:06, schrieb David Cole:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am a bit worried about that... I understand that the RFI will
> > > probably not be low angle, so the pattern will be "different". I think
> > > the best thing is to just build it and try... I am working on the first
> > > hole today... I of course found a HUGE tree root right where the main
> > > antenna goes... Sigh... This hole sets the stage for five more
> > > holes... Four for the four square on 30 meters, and two for the 40
> > > meter two element array... Can't wait to get the new antenna in
> > > place...
> > >
> > > Once there, I will tune it for 40 meters, then test it compared to the
> > > GAP Challenger... After that, I will re-tune it for 30 Meters and test
> > > it against the really poor dipole I have set up for 30 meters...
> > >
> > > After that, I will return it to 40 meter operation, and add the second
> > > 40 Meter element, then test that against the first single element...
> > > What fun!
> > >
> > > Once the 40 Meter antenna is running, I will start on teh four square
> > > for 30 Meters... :)
> > >
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