The 20 to 6 meter beam antenna is a 3E SteppIR.
The 9 meter tower also carries a 40/60/80 meter trap dipole, a 2 m/70 cm vertical and a 5,8 GHz flat panel antenna for my wireless internet connection.
I designed a 40/60/80 meter antenna, having two sets of Unadilla traps resonating at 7150 kHz and 5360 kHz. A LDG RT-600 antenna coupler is connected to the antenna feed point via a very short flexible coax. Thus I have no loss due to SWR on the coax.
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 and DMR (Digital Mobile Radio).
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 LDG RT-600 antenna coupler is placed very near to the wire antenna feed point. The rotator is an AlfaSpid AZ, mounted inside the tower 6 meters below the SteppIR antenna.
In a farmer's field I have installed a 40/20/15/10 meter Hustler 4-BTV vertical antenna. It is a great advantage to be able to work both horizontral and vertical. On 40 meter I found the SWR to be too high (1,6), so I connected a rotary inductor in parallel to the feedpoint (illustrated below). This reduced the SWR to 1,1 and increased the bandwidth.
My near neighbour is a kind man. He allowed me to put up a 70 meter long bidirectional Beverage antenna for the lower bands, 80, 60, and 40 meter. The hardware was delivered by DX-Engineering (US) and DX-Wire (GE). The antenna is very effective low noise receiving antenna, and I also can use it on the 20 meter band.
A little about my equipment:
In the shack you will find an ICOM IC-7800 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 also will 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.
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 and 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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