This Do It Yourself ham enjoys projects and experimenting with antennas is one that can be a challenge.
W3DIY is assisting K5YDR with his DIY antenna project.
Hey bear get out of the way, this could fall on your head.
WB3AR believes he owns the QTH.
WB3AR is QRT, he better wake up before hunting season. hihi
WB1RD debugs the antenna systems and is the alarm when WB3AR is sleeping.
A 120' (37m) tower at W3DIY's QTH witha 6M yagi at the top. Side mounted below is the 80/160M inverted L and Force12 40M dipole.
Insulated base of the 120' (37m) tower and tuner box. 5/8 wave 6M vertical is in the background.
The trunk next to the tower houses this Bliss Matchmaster L network tuner which is controlled from the shack.
Tower top view to theWest coast at 1600' (487m) above msl.
A view to South America. WIMAX antenna is at the bottom of this photo.
This is the view towards Europe.
Tower 2, a 70'(21m) US Tower which supports a 5 band 11 element Optibeam.
The DX Engineering 4 square receive system.
All the above hardware is connected here . . .
The ICOM 7700 drives a ICOM PW1 solid state amp. The home brew console controls the L network tuner at the base of the tower and the DX Engineering 4 square controller is on top.
The station equipment was previously owned or surplus. W3DIY reconditioned and self installed the towers and antennas over a period of 3 years. <
I was employed in the mobile 2 way radio industry for 10+ years. Experience in this field enabled me to safely install the towers and antennas at my QTH.