Dipole for 30/40m ready

A few months ago I bought a D40, extended for 30m. This is a design by PF5X on http://www.dx.nl/pf5x/previous-news.html (2 issues, scroll down for details).

Building was easy but with transport in the garden I destroyed the capacity hat :-((
The 2nd hand rotor-controller which I bought on a ham-event was broken (thanks, friend!) so had to repair that.

But after those setbacks the dipole went up today, not very high (about 7m). I guess the take-off will be more than 20 degrees, even 30.  Not good foor DX. Have to look for a better place to erect a new and higher mast. But regulations………..

This evening with some testing worked 5X1NH and S04R in a short time, with 250W out and a pile-up.  So some energy is going the right direction. To late for Mellish reef.

left D30/40, middle SteppIR and 2m, right verticaal
left D30/40, middle SteppIR and 2m, right verticaal
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One Response

  1. Just looking again to the picture. 7m height for 30m means radiating straight up … Check any NEC clone (e.g. 4NEC2). But then again, as long as you crack the pile-up, who cares ?

    Check for any switching power supply in that barn.

    — Enno, PF5X

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