Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Antenna

I am now on the air with a new antenna. Tonight I have switched the coax over to DX Engineering MBV-5, 43 ft vertical antenna. I finished the install work today. There is still some work to be done, laying out all of the radials, getting coax in its final position and few other little things.

I am planning on moving the UHF/VHF/6 meter antenna to the chimney mount and raising it up on a 10 foot mast.

The old A99 did well while it was in service. So far it has: 173 confirmed, 159 phone, 117 digital, 110 17M, 131 15M, 110 10M and many more on other bands.

I am looking forward to using 20, 30, 40, and 80M more now.Hopefully a little better reception in the 6925 area as well.