VHF/UHF


ARRL June VHF Contest 2019

I’ll be operating from EM23jd the whole contest with no sleep and 2 coffee pots going. I have spent the last 4 months rebuilding the whole antenna/tower system and fine tuning it with new LDF5 feed lines and flat SWR on all bands. I’ll be working 4 bands ( 50/144/432/1296) instead of 5. The 222 Transverter decided it wanted to give up during testing this week so I lost a band and can not get a replacement in time. I only know of 2 Hams that work contest periodically from EM23 and......

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Tower Up to 57 feet!

The Rohn 25 VHF/UHF tower has been sitting at 37 feet for a while as I build the station up. My Son had a chance to come out and help get it to the 57′ mark this weekend. So now with the hazer and the 24′ two inch mast the 1296 yagi should be sitting at the 80 foot mark with each band dropping down a little more till the 6 Meter yagi at bottom. When done I should be on 5 bands and ready for June 2019 VHF Contest…. I hope........

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432-13WLA, 430-436 MHz

Well the 432 yagi is now ready to get put on the tower… Another step towards operation.. Here it is laying next to the 2 Meter 2M18XXX and the 6 meter A50-5S. This think is massive with 38 elements at 30.3 feet long with 20.5 db gain!     On a slow day you build extra long antenna’s in the store show room LOL.. Ok it was over 100 degrees outside..  ...

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2M18XXX, 144-146 MHz

Well the 2 Meter 2M18XXX yagi from M2 is assembled and ready to be put on the tower when it’s finished.. My last station had the 2M5WL and this thing is even larger.. Talk about a well build and massive antenna.. Can’t wait for the tower to be ready and have this mounted.. Next to assemble is the 432 Mhz 432-13WLA. Below is the 2M18XXX laying next to the Cushcraft A50-5S. When complete with all of the antennas, I’ll have all bands 50Mhz to 1296 Mhz.  ...

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