Re: [wsjtgroup] Re: antennas for 6 mtr. wsjt
- I have a SM-50 that I have used rovering for the vhf contests. It is a good antenna, very small and light. You might want to order one directly from PAR to make sure the mounting bracket is big enough for installing it on a tower mast. If you have the wind load capacity you should look at a 3 element beam like M Squared 6M3. The 6M3 is small and light, I have one for portable operations and field day. I used it for operating the Spring HSMS contest from a park in central Minnesota. I worked 6 contacts in 5 grids one saturday morning with the antenna at 24 feet.73, JonW0AMT----- Original Message -----From: Hal PressmanSent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 10:21 AMSubject: [wsjtgroup] Re: antennas for 6 mtr. wsjtMy next question is what kind? I want to have general 6M capabillity and also be able to work WSJT. I want to start off modestly and hopefully later become addicted. I've done a little research and am consideraing 2 antennas from Par. Would appreciate your opinions on the Par OA-50 which is an omni directional triangle shaped antenna for 6M or the Par SM-50 which is a stressed moxon 6M directional 2element antenna. They are both about the same price,$80, and both have excellent reviews in E-Ham. I am leaning toward the SM-50 dircetional one as it appears it would be a better choice for general 6M use but how will it and the omnidirectional do for WSJT? Would appreciate any input you have. I would put either one on my 60 FT. tower. above my HF 3 element beam.HalKD8SY
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- Hi All,
I run a Cushcraft 3 el & have great success with Meteors, . I also use it
for general 6 meter activity and have been very happy with it. However
everything I have purchased since that antenna has been M2 and I am very
happy with their stuff.
73 de AA9MY
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From: "halpress" <halpress@...>
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 6:55 AM
Subject: [wsjtgroup] antennas for 6 mtr. wsjt
> Hi All,
> I am new to the group and WJST. I would like to try to use the
> software on 6 mtrs but I only have dipoles for 80, 40, and 17mtrs, a
> 3element beam up 60ft, and a disconne up 30ft. The disconne is the
> only antenna I can tune for 6mtrs with my Icom 756 Pro2. I have the
> software running ok and using the disconne can receive RR, 73s etc
> but no call signs. Am I wasting my time trying to use any of my
> antennas or will I have to get a loop or beam to successfully work
> this mode?
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- Check this out:
I built one and has been working.
Very quiet. Costs nothing to make.
If you dont have Channel 2 in your area,
try listening to 55.250 cw. I am hearing 2 pings
a minute regularly with the hentenna.