The 20 to 6 meter beam antenna is a 3E SteppIR.
The 12 meter tower also carries the full size 40 m dipole.
I designed my own full size 40 meter antenna. A four-wire dipole with 7150 kHz resonating traps (from Unadilla) instead of the standard isolator. I then added extra 2,4 meter wire to each end and ended up with a 40/60 meter dipole. Then I added a pair of 5360 kHz resonating traps and about 3 meter wires and ended up with a 40/60/80 meter dipole antenna.
A smaller 8,5 meter tower in a corner of my garden carries the 5,8 GHz internet antenna and supports the north end of the 40/60/80 meter dipole.
A 13 dBi 70 cm yagi antenna fixed to the top of the main tower communicates with the Bandholm DMR repeater of the neighbour island to Langeland, Lolland. The distance is 49 km.
And a little about myself:
I am a skilled radio- and TV technician (1965), I am a Master of Science in electronics and telecom (1969). For some years I worked as a senior teacher at Odense Teknikum (now the Southern Danish University), and for many years I worked as a freelance photographer and technical journalist travelling in many countries.
I retired in February 2011, and moved to Langeland, a small island with a population of 12000 located close to Germany in South Denmark. Langeland (in English Long Island) is 52 km long and 6 km (on average) wide.
I got my certificate as a ham radio operator in 1978, class A, OZ8ZY, but due to too much work I soon after gave it up. In 2006 I took up this wonderful hobby again, now as 5P8ZY, and I enjoy it very much. I am QRV on the 60, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, and 6 metre bands, mainly phone, and on the 2 metre and 70 cm bands, FM, SSB, and DMR.
I very much like to talk to friends all over the world, contesting is not me. Quality and hamspirit is better than quantity!
From January 24th 2012 I am OV6A.
The top of the 12 meter tower. The rotator is an AlfaSpid AZ, you also see the feedpoint of the 40 meter dipole.
And a little about my equipment:
In the shack you will find a Kenwood TS 990 HF/50 MHz transceiver, an ICOM IC-910H 2m/70 cm transceiver, a Yaesu FT1000MP MkV Field HF transceiver, and a Hytera MD785 UHF DMR transceiver. You will also find an EXPERT 1K-FA solid state linear power amplifier and different auxiliary equipment. The Ham Radio Deluxe programme controls the transceivers and AlfaSpid rotator. An electronic logbook is integrated.
And a little about my antennas:
My garden is big enough for some effective antennas: A 3E SteppIR beam (13 metre up), a 40/60 meter full size/trap dipole (feedpoint 11 meter up), a 2 m/70 cm vertical, and a 70 cm yagi. I also have a 5,8 GHz flat panel antenna for the internet connection (19/9 Mbit/s).
The end of the story telling:
I do not collect QSL cards, but I accept cards sent direct (3 GS or 1 IRC, addressed envelope) and give a receipt for them. I do not reply to QSL cards without 3 GS or 1 IRC, sorry. I upload all QSOs to LoTW but not to eQSL. I am not a member of the QSL bureau, so if you send me a card via the bureau, I will never receive it.
Other hobbies: Family history, bicycling, and travelling with my girlfriend.
OM Jorgen as a tower climber.
OM Jorgen and his bicycle.
The nature of the island is beautiful. We have about 140 km coast and beaches.
In the landscapes of Langeland you find about 1200 hills from 10 to 40 meter over mean sea level.
Harnbjerg, 4 km from my QTH, is 43 meter over mean sea level.
The weather on Langeland often changes. Normally we have winds from the west and south west.
I only have 200 meter to the nearest wood.
I live in Lindelse village, the population is about 330. The historic church is more than 800 years old.
From above Langeland island looks like a cucumber, 52 km long and in average 4 km wide. In the center of the cucumber it seems that somebody took a big bite, this is the bay of Lindelse Nor.
My QTH is close (3 km) to Lindelse Nor. Here you find very beautiful sceneries, also during the winter.
A wintertime scenery from Lindelse Nor, Langeland.
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