Showing posts from December 14, 2010

lowband receive antenna K9AY loops

Last Top-band season was extreme good with dx-peditions to the Pacific being worked on top-band.  That is my (our N-EU) ultimate DX area of course.     Then I had my Beverage out to N-E  and  was spoiled by receiving loud and clear JA 's  JD1 FK8CP  and more.  It was fun be able to hear as good as the well known top-band specialists while before  I was only able to pick up the stronger signals from JA  now i heard them all.  Even sometimes hearing JA's return without being heard by the running station...
A Beverage is a very simple antenna but needs space  and I have to wait until all sheep's are converted into Kebab  ...  So I had to do something like a loop antenna.

The K9AY loop antenna relay-box it seems to work there is a strong directional effect. The antenna is connected with 120m coax6  100m from the TX vertical and shack.
Receiving VQ9LA very well  few evenings in a row. Could work hime bare food last night.
9Q50ON was worked on topband remarkable easy being an Africa…