I have used a Hentenna antenna on 2M to make several WSJT contacts.
This is in the attic facing a NW / SE direction (QTH is London). I
run an Icom IC-746 at 100 Watts.
The Hentenna is a Bi-Directional antenna with about 3dB gain, made
from solid copper electrical wire (2.5mm).
On 6M I use a M2 Halo, again mounted in the attic. This also seems to
work well on MS and to my surprise worked better on F2 contacts than
the wire delta loop I had! I run the Icom IC-756 at 100 Watts into
The attic is 6M AGL and I live on the side of a small hill with
buildings all around. I am 70M ASL. My worse direction is NE / E as
this is where the ground rises. Best direction for me is SE / S
(ground slopes away).
73's de Peter, G0KUX.
--- In wsjtgroup@y..., "k3ace_3" <nhare3@a...> wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> I am a newbie to WSJT (and the forum) and have tried to gleen
> much info as possible from the previous posts. I apologize if any
> my questions or comments are redundant.
> My station currently consists of a TS-790a with 2/432/1296 and a
> TS-60 for 6 meters. My problem at the moment however is antennas
> (deed restrictions). At present, I do have 11 elements on 2 meters
> the attic and can only be rotated using the strong arm method. From
> what I have been reading here, it sounds as if some have used halos
> successfully. Along this line, I wonder if any one has used
> an "Eggbeater" type arrangement? As they were designed to work with
> the newer LEO satellites, it would seem to reason that they may
> on 2m meteor scatter. From what I have read about them, they appear
> to have a horizon to horizon coverage. Any thoughts?
> I also have a question concerning beams. When using one in this
> mode, in what direction and elevation would the best results be
> given? Obviously meteors can occur in most any part of the sky. My
> guess would be somewhere between 45deg and 90deg and a north
> direction (I live on the east coast). Also, is there any reason why
> the antenna would have to be any more than 10 feet off the ground?
> thought would be to build antennas and mounts that can be
> assembled/disassembled easily that could set up on the back deck
> could be used for moutaintopping and such.
> Thanks in advance for your time and help.
> Newark, Delaware