2 Sept 2013

2m halo added to VHF/UHF antennas

This morning, whilst waiting for the Virgin Media installers to arrive, I added the 2m halo to the mast supporting my V2000 6/2/70cms vertical, allowing me horizontal 2m operation again. The picture shows the antenna on the gable end of the bungalow.
V2000 and 2m halo antenna installed
I have also been trying a different ground point for the 472kHz earth-electrode system at the house end. I shall have to wait until this evening to try this. Current into the loop is higher, so I hope performance will be a bit better.

The second picture was the sunset last night as seen from the shack window. It was beautiful.

GB3VHF on the halo


Anonymous said...

Hi Roger
interested to know what type of cable you are using on the V2000 antenna?
Andy G4TJJ

Roger G3XBM said...

Just 2 pieces of standard RG58 coax Andy to (a)the V2000 and (b)the halo. The run is only about 6m long, so losses not too high on 6,2 and 70cms. Didn't see the point in going for low loss cable for a run this short.