7 Mar 2019 – Making your antennas work

This evening’s discussion was all about how members choose and maintain their antennas. A variety were talked about. Most members are using wires, either dipoles, doublets or untuned and tuned lengths, but there was one notable inclusion of two verticals which were home brewed by spiral winding wire around  the vertical support and feeding above ground level and having sloping radials. This has proved to be a very successful arraignment for working real DX with low power.

For maintenance, various products were suggested for anti-corrosion connections and protection against moisture ingress.

Discussions continued through the tea break before members headed for home.