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HAM RADIO, ANTENNAS AND FRIENDS

My fascination for the radio started when I was 10 years old and very soon I became a radio enthusiast and a very Young radio operator, first on CB band, later on, in HF bands.

Very soon my main interest was focused on antennas systems, experimenting and trying to get the best performance of the aerials that I had built up at my parents QTH.

I discovered the cubical quad antennas reading old radio books and having very interesting QSO’s with Russian and American Hams.

After some years of testing and experimenting certainly with success with the Quads, I met on the radio K3BB, Mr. John Koszeghy(sadly now silent key) an excellent radio and antenna engineer and even better friend who helped me on the design of my current cubical antennas.

I basically use on my installation monoband quads on 10,15,6 with dual driven elements and I also work on the WARC bands with the four element five band cubical quad.

As you can see in my antenna description, I like Quad antennas for the low bands, I dare not to built up such big antennas I use yaguis instead. About yaguis I rely on Tom from www.optibeam.de, He designs his own yagui antennas with very high accuracy to get the best performances and He is also able to apply very engenious mechanical solutions, even for the big low band yaguis, He (in my opinion) achieves perfectly the two main goals, excellent antennas electrically, mechanically and very reliable ones. I own an OB-804020, 3 monoband yaguis interlaced perfectly on the same boom, acting as monobanders in each of the bands. The configuration is five elements widely spaced on 20 meters, 3 elements on 40 meters and 2 elements on 80. It is a very good antenna with tremendous performance in the three bands, this beauty is installed on a crank up tower from Luso Tower Japan. You can find Luso Tower cooperation visiting http://www.lusotower.eu/ And you’ll see the best crank up towers ever built.

Iwant to thank to Tom and Dianafrom www.optibeam.de for their help on my antenna installation, to Miss Xuan Ma and Miss Chimoda from Luso Tower and also to all my friends who helped me along these last years: Agustí – EA3GSN specially, Xavi – EA3CC, Miquel – EA3BEM, Jordi – EA3PC, Joan Anton – EA3FDY,Terry-K8NY (excellent quad designer and builder) and Josep Martínez – EA3HQZ (the engineer).

You can hear me on the bands trying to get some DX and experimenting with the antennas and propagation.

My other hobby is exercise, basically I like to stay fit and do my daily workouts along with some running and swimming. I’m very interested also in all related with exercise physiology, nutrition and natural supplements for sports men because It’s part of my job.

Thank you for visiting my page and I’m looking forward to hear you on the bands.

73 + DX

Joan EA3AKP

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