Below are pictures of my completed 4 element 20m to 12m and 5 elements on 10m cubical qaud at 14m/46ft.
Previously I owned a 2 element quad for 20 - 10m which was desinged by Terry N8QS. I always knew one day, I will have a "big antenna". Thus I started a tower and antenna project, that took me just over 1 year to complete. I started in Sept 2014 constructing a homebrew crank-up tilt-over mast. The tower was completed by June 2015 but I had to postpone the installation as I took my family to visit my sister in VK2. Once we returned I installed the tower during October 2015. Whilst I was waiting the concrete to set, I started assembling the antenna. (For the tower, I had no plans to work from, so this was built entirely from my head and remembering what similar towers should look like.........I hope it will withstand the test of time, hi hi!!!)
The antenna is also 100% homebrew, accept for the design/modelling and sharing of the modelled files. My good friend Terry N8QS originally modelled the antenna for another good friend, Joan EA3AKP. Joan, cool guys as he is, shared the modelled files with me a few months ago. Thus, on the 08 November 2015 the antenna was mounted on the boom and ready to fire!!! I was absolutely amazed at the reports I received (and just in time for VK9WA – for which I was also the AF pilot).
Below are a few photo’s of my antennae and tower projects. Hope you enjoy them.
This a picture of the completed Quad antenna. 4 Elements from 20m to 12m and 5 elements on 10m at 14m/46ft.
Here the tower was nested down and antenna finally installed looking east towards ZS and yes, I had to perform a little "attitude adjustment" on the oak tree, next to the antenna, as the spreaders were touching the tree. You can also see my homebrew 40m moxon beam on the tower to the right of the photo. The moxon is still in use.
The photo below is of the boom which is 10.2m long. You can see the homebrew boom-to-mast clamp, homebrew high wind kit, etc.
The photo below: here the homebrew tower was installed.
Below: we are getting ready to pour the concrete!
The other photo's below are from what I use to own and a contest I took part in. I still have the 40m moxon beam running as it works like a dream!!
Here are photo's of my homebrew amplifier.
This is my 40m Moxon beam and have been using it since March 2013. The other stuff on the boom should still be taken off at some stage.
The photo below: I used to run a moxon beam for both 40m and 30m bands, the antenna was taken down and replace with the big quad. This antenna really worked well.