May 29, 2004

Got the bug again..

Well the 9ele has been up all of three days and I'm already wanting to put up a bigger antenna. I reckon one or two of the I0JXX 16's could go on the temporary tower fairly easily.

I screwed up when I put the tower up by only putting three guys at 120deg on it so it's a handfull when putting up/down. If I put an extra on I should be able to lift and lower it simply with the winch on front of my land rover.

The 9ele is fantastic for ms though, I completed with OK1MZM and IW3DXW in less than 5mins each but my preference is for more gain for iono/FAI/tropo.

Es didnt quite make it to 2m today but it felt close, 300 was buzzing with signals I couldn't quite read...definitely got the 2m bug back again I think there is a lot more that can be done on this band.

Posted by Tim at May 29, 2004 08:58 PM

Yes sure hurry up with your big ants and tower!

Posted by: Damien at May 30, 2004 09:54 PM