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Hi, Thanks for looking me up on QRZ. I live in the beautiful Tamar Valley in East Cornwall south west UK. My geographical location is not brilliant for radio but we make the most of it. My interests are primarily H.f. and I am always thinking of better aerials even if i do not get the time to put them all into practice. At present my main passion is 80 and 40 mtrs Dx.

The main antenna is a four square which was a real grind to build but has proven amazing. As we live on a narrow peninsula the winds can be awesome so I went thru fibre glass then carbon fibre however only aluminium elements surive in my location. The rig is a Ts 480 and I use my home built Gs35b linear.

My picture was taken on holiday in France when my son persuaded me to jump off one of the Alps with this French guy and a scruffy parachute, the flight lasted 30 minutes, we all survived ! and enjoyed the experience !

If anybody has a clue to how I can get low angle 20mtr signals through solid Cornish Granite I would be most obliged.

Good luck with amateur radio and keep experimenting

Steve Pridham.



p.s 80mtr Antenna consists of four 66 foot aliminium verticals, 60 buried radials under each and a Comtek phasing box. Each mast has 14 guys which seems to suffice. Front to back is great with appreciable gain.

40mtr is a four square using 20ft centre loaded verticals with on ground radials, hb phasing unit, works great.

20/17/15/12/10/6 is a hb Hex, thanks Steve and Leo. This antenna is quite amazing !.

If you are interested check out www.4-square.co.uk

Many thanks to QRZ for this fantastic facility.

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United States Counties Award#2943
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