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Offline PD7MAA

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20-10m. Endfed antenna on my balcony
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:12:50 UTC »
I live in a apartment on the first floor so you can imagine my antenna problems....
My balcony however is 10m. long ,so i mounted a horizontal endfed antenna downcaled for 20-10m on the wooden windowframe . Because of the capacity of the wood and the paint overall length was reduced to aprox. 9m.. but provided a near 1:1 swr on 20 and 10m.
First contact on 10m. using 10 Watts SSB was with 5B4AHL (5-9) on cyprus folowed by 9K2QA (5-9) in Kuwait  and 4S7VG (5-8) in SRI Lanka despite of a huge pile-up. This antenna is going to stay HI.
More info about this antenna on my site:http://pa-11019.blogspot.nl/

Have fun
73, John
73, John
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Re: 20-10m. Endfed antenna on my balcony
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 16:51:25 UTC »
I live in a apartment on the first floor so you can imagine my antenna problems....
My balcony however is 10m. long ,so i mounted a horizontal endfed antenna downcaled for 20-10m on the wooden windowframe . Because of the capacity of the wood and the paint overall length was reduced to aprox. 9m.. but provided a near 1:1 swr on 20 and 10m.
First contact on 10m. using 10 Watts SSB was with 5B4AHL (5-9) on cyprus folowed by 9K2QA (5-9) in Kuwait  and 4S7VG (5-8) in SRI Lanka despite of a huge pile-up. This antenna is going to stay HI.
More info about this antenna on my site:http://pa-11019.blogspot.nl/

Have fun
73, John
Good work John, adapt to the enviorment as a leader said to me once uppon a time. (Looong ago)
Best regards, 72 de SM5MEK, Jenny.

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Re: 20-10m. Endfed antenna on my balcony
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 20:04:55 UTC »
Thanks for the link to your blog John, you've some very useful designs there. I've bookmarked it for future reference.
Dave

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Re: 20-10m. Endfed antenna on my balcony
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 13:27:06 UTC »
72 de Nicola

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Re: 20-10m. Endfed antenna on my balcony
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 00:10:22 UTC »
Hello John,

I love it and keep it for future reference.

I want to try especially the EFHW = End fed Half Wave antenna, but have to wait to warmer temperature
here :--)))

All the very best and hope to meet you on the air too.

72, Michel VE2TH  QRP & QRPp
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