The 6 element Hy-Gain TH6DXX, (which has 3 elements on 15
meters and 20 meters, and 4
10 meters on a 24 foot boom) and the M2 6 meter beam above it. The 80m inverted vee hangs from the
outrigger, and the sloper wire antennas are visible extending from the tower.
Here is the current antenna farm:
Diamond X-50 co-linear
@ 30 ft (9,1 m)
South Tower (main tower)
Hy-Gain TH6DXX six element yagi at 60 ft (18,3 m). Rotator is
an Alliance HD-73
6 meters- M2 three
element yagi at 60 ft (18,3 m)
40 meters- Full wave slopers, SE (US/SA), SW (Pacific) and NE (EU), switched by an Ameritron RC-4
remote coax switch
1/2 wave inverted vee,
apex at 50 feet (15,2 m), facing E/W, and a 1/4 wave sloper
pointing East (USA/SA)
slopers, facing SE (US/SA), SW (Pacific), and NE (EU)
There is also a horizontal delta loop -
off the South tower, 535 foot diameter, approximately 60 feet (18,3 m) high, used for 20
meters - 160 meters as
needed. Fed with 450 ohm ladder line to a 4:1 balun, then coax to shack. This
antenna outperforms our TH-6Dxx to Europe on 20 meters, and has a low SWR on
both 20 meters and 40 meters!
10/15/20 meters- HyGain
TH3 MK2 Yagi at 40 feet. Rotator is an Alliance HD-73. This antenna is
usually pointed at JA unless the station is set up for Multi-two operation
Low Band Receive-
DX Engineering dual directional 360 foot
(109,7 m) Beverage oriented due North/South, used on 40/80/160 meters , six feet (1,8
m) off the ground.
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for more information on our Beverage antenna.
Noise Antennas- Fence mounted
HyGain 14-AVQ vertical (near a power pole with our service line), and a very steep inverted vee off the North Tower.
These feed the Noise canceller.
Antenna switching is with an
Array Solutions WX0B Six pak, (6 antennas into 2 radios), with the second radio
input selectable between Station #2, the Boatanchor station, and the lab