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10-14-2010 - New portable vertical
Built a new portable antenna - mostly out of existing parts and 'plumbers delight' construction.

 

Click here for more details

 

12-19-2008 - Ice storm destroys my Quad!
About  3/4 inch of ice had built up on the spreaders when the top spreaders finally began to let loose.  Plans are to replace all of the spreaders with stronger spreaders from Max Gain Products.

The ice storm left well over 100,000 area homes without power for nearly a week.

05-02-09 - Repairs complete
It has been a long 4 months waiting for the weather to cooperate.  The Quad is back in operation and should be ready for whatever Mother Nature deals out. 

Click here for more info.

 

The antennas here consist of a Butternut HF-6V vertical for 80-40-30-20-15-12-10 meter operation, a dual band Inverted Vee/Dipole for 80 and 17 meters. My LIGHTNING BOLT 5 band, 2 element Quad mounted on a 48 foot HDBX series freestanding tower was destroyed by ice twice now so it is no longer in service, but I will keep the info about it alive on this website.  Some wire antennas will be installed soon for better performance on 160 thru 30 meters.

 

I've used the Butternut HF-6V on and off since 1986.  It is currently ground mounted with a good radial system.  It has never worked better.

Updated 4-22-15:  For more info on the great Butternut Vertical, Click HERE

 

The Lightnigbolt Quad was installed on 8-13-05 and covers 20-17-15-12-10 meters with 7db gain, very broadbanded, fairly light, small turning radius, and 'improved' Quad construction.

 

For more info on the Lightningbolt Quad,
Click HERE

 

Sons Geoff and Chris on the tower.  Thanks for the help!

The new tower and quad antenna was a big project and a big investment for me.  There were a lot of choices and decisions. 

For more info on the the project, Click HERE

 

 

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