31' Wire Vertical for Home and Field
I wanted an easy to set up 40-10M vertical antenna to take horse camping and to have a small footprint to make it less susceptible to horses and people walking into it. When I saw EARC's END FED 6–40 Meter Multi-band HF Antenna and then the 40M – 6M End Fed Antenna article by Ham Com 2013 WB5CXC & W5WF I thought this might be the one to try.
N A 4 R R Hexagonal Beam
I finally ordered, buil, and raised a 20-6M beam... the N A 4 R R Hexagonal Beam. It's cost was reasonable and customer service and shipping excellent. I took down the GAP Titan antenna I had on a pipe alongside the house, beefed it up with a 2" O.D. pipe, and mounted the rotor and beam. Although the beam is only 15' above ground and just 6' above my steel roof, it seems to doing well. Some future day I hope to install a 30' self-standing aluminum tower for it. As a bonus I found that the 6M elements, on it's 3rd harmonic, provide 2M capability.
Welcome to AD7GR's Keys & Things
Maintaining this website shares time with CW air time as I work toward my goals in the Straight Key Century Club and later I plan on concentrating on FISTS, 4SQRP, NAQCC and other group's activities as I work to improve my CW skills and fist. I am also hoping to improve my antenna situation and to spend some time in my shop building telegraphers keys.
"He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." - 1 John 4:8-11