First step was setting up a pole to hang up the antenna. In the local army shop I found fyberglass poles, lightweighted and solid.
With the big help of ON7YZ, ON3EVO (+XYL Kim), André and my lovely XYL Huguette about 9 meters of pole is installed in the backyard. In the top 3 pulleys to elevate all kind of antennas …
The 40 meter homebrew dipole with “ugly” RF choke was the first installed antenna. Used it already for some time (even used it on my first OT4V/p activations). So that was an easy one. I need this dipole to work the EU WWFF stations.
OK, the 40m deltaloop was the next project. Searching the internet I came across this design from DJ0IP : the “40 meter mono delta-loop“. I made it exactly the size as on the design and it was my lucky shot : SWR under between 1.2 and 1.4 all over the band, without cutting anything. Can I do better ?
First DX contacts with the Delta-loop :
In the future some more wire antennas might be elevated … 30m deltaloop ? 60m dipole ?
Stay tuned !