If you own a HexBeam Antenna See HEXBEAM TO HEXBEAM Century Club Award information further down the page.
Si tienes una antena HexBeam puedes encontrar información sobre el HXCC Award al final de esta página.
As of January 2013 I am EA4GLI.
Desde enero de 2013 tengo el indicativo EA4GLI
My current system:
Icom IC-756 Pro II (at home)
ADI AR-146 VHF
Yaesu FT-857D (home/mobile)
- G3TXQ HexBeam by MW0JZE
- EA4FXX Double Bazooka 40/80 (30m total length)
- EAntenna 144/430 (4+5 elem)
- Diamond X510 & X50
- Fixed rigid ATH-1 40m dipole
- EZWire for 80/160
- Double Bazooka (40m)
- EA4TX 40m Endfed
- ATAS 120
- SPE Expert 1K-FA Linear Amplifier
- CDE HyGain HAM III Rotor
- Kempro KR-250 Rotor
- EA4TX ARS-USB Rotor Controller
- Yaesu FT901 DM
- Yaesu FT411E
- Assorted Baofeng Walkies
My ugly mug in front of my radioshack desk. I added a home built speaker to this setup.
Mi careto en frente del escritorio de la sala de radio. Falta un altavoz autoconstruido en el hueco de la derecha.
As of April 9th, the HexBeam is now 40 feet in the air. Time will tell if it was a worthy effort to raise it up that high. It's missing the 40m fixed dipole.
Desde el 9 de abril 2014 la HexBeam está a 12m de altura. El tiempo dirá si mereció la pena el esfuerzo de subirla tan alta. Falta el dipolo rígido de 40.
Just before lift off!
Justo antes de subirla.
Below you can see the two towers side by side.
Es la foto de debajo se aprecia el tamaño de una torre a la otra.
Below a picture of the HexBeam before at 20 feet.
Aquí debajo esta la HexBeam a 6m de altura.
Field Day "Vértices Geodésicos", (more info, in Spanish at www.radioclubhenares.org/dvge/)
Vértices geodésicos - Encuentra toda la información en español en la página del Radioclub Henares RCH www.radioclubhenares.org/dvge/ )
In Spain we have these things called "Vertices Geodésicos", which indicate the highest point within a certain sq. mile area. The Spanish National Geographic Institute uses them to create topographic maps, measure earth movements, changes in altitude, etc. Sometimes they are on top of large mountains, or on manmade structures such as towers; some other times just on a low hill.
There are thousands (over 11,000) of these markers throughout Spain.We, amateur radio operators, go to these markers, setup a portable station, and start DXing providing the VG number (Normaly VG plus the letter for the state follow by the number). We can "activate" them once a year. Once activated we send the log to the website www.radioclubhenares.org/dvge/ and once validated the database its updated.
If you contact any of the station activating this VGs you will be added automatically to the log. Once you have 50 or more contacts you can get a diploma.
You can just check your callsign in our website and download the PDF with your diploma once you qualify for it.
It is an extremely popular activity for EAs (Spain) amateur radio operators and we get quite a few calls from surrounding countries. As a matter of fact a few stations from outside Spain are actually on the top of the charts as far as contacts.
At the end of the day, its all about having a great field day. A fenomenal excuse to get out of the house and do radio in the middle of nowhere.
Here are some pictures of some of my mobile activities:
View of my town Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid: You can see Madrid in the horizon. The skyscrappers.
Wider angle view before sunset, I am heading west from aplateauaprox. 3,000 ft above sea level :
HXCC Award Rules - Hexbeam to Hexbeam Century Club Award
(Reproduced here with the permission of W4WB)
OBJECTIVE: The HXCC Award is to recognize the achievement of working at least 100 band-stations that are using a HEX-BEAM type antenna. The 5BHXCC Award recognizes the achievement of working at least 100 stations on each of any bands.
Award: A certificate of achievement will be issued to those qualifying.
1. It is based upon the honor system, QSL cards are not required.
2. You are not required to be a HEX-BEAM owner or using a HEX-BEAM to participate. Only the station you work is required to be using a HEX_BEAM type antenna.
3. A HEX-BEAM type antenna means either a factory built HEX-BEAM or a homebrew antenna that utilizes the basic design of the HEX-BEAM.
4. It requires 100 points to qualify for the HXCC Award.
5. There is no time limit on the contacts you make, e.g., a contact in 1997 is valid.
6. Only contacts you make from your stations operating within your entity, as defined in the DXCC rules, will be considered valid.
7. A point is defined as working a station (not an operator) using a HEX-BEAM on a given band. For example, working the same HEX-BEAM station on 18 m, 12 m, and 10 m counts as 3 points. Working different operators at the same physical station does not count as extra points.
a. You are required to submit a list of the contacts that has the following data:
d. Station call sign
h. Op Name
i. HEX-BEAM SN if known or if homebrew
8. 5-Band HXCC (5BHXCC) requires 100 points per band (presently 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, and 40 m bands have HEX-BEAM operation).
9. Excel electronic file submittal is desired.
Certificate Request: Submit your data to W4WB.
“HEX users can’t be SQUARES or ever OBTUSE since HEX-BEAM ops are more ACUTE"