Perfect weather to erect all antennas

November starts with 2 weeks of mild weather, with lots of sunshine and no rain. This means that the corn field is rather dry now and easy to walk on. In the first weekend I put lots of tonkin poles in the ground to mark all antennas. I also rolled out the HEDZ (100m) and the beverages (2x 80m). The beverage is nearly ready already, including matchbox and feeder. Wytske helped me to erect the 15m center pole of the HEDZ. Within a couple of hours a kestrel already liked the pole and is now regularly seen sitting on the top.

The HEDZ for 80m and 160m requires 3 poles A, B and C. Pole B is 15m tall, A and C are 9m. The distance from A to C is over 100m.

The HEDZ for 80m and 160m requires 3 poles A, B and C. Pole B is 15m tall, A and C are 9m. The distance from A to C is over 100m.

This is the HEDZ again, pole B. You can see the feeder going up to the antenna.

This is the HEDZ again, pole B. You can see the feeder going up to the antenna.

In front is the only antenna which is not homebrewn: the Hy-Gain AV-12AVQ. It is over 40 years old, but 2 years ago Adrian and I restored it. It is in top condition now. The antenna covers 10m, 15m and 20m. There are 3 radials for each band.

In front is the only antenna which is not homebrewn: the Hy-Gain AV-12AVQ. It is over 40 years old, but 2 years ago Adrian and I restored it. It is in top condition now. The antenna covers 10m, 15m and 20m. There are 3 radials for each band.

These are two verticals, based on fibreglass masts. The front one is a 1/4 wave antenna for 40m with 16 radials. The rear one is a 5/8 for 20m with 32 radials.

These are two verticals, based on fibreglass masts. The front one is a 1/4 wave antenna for 40m with 16 radials. The rear one is a 5/8 for 20m with 32 radials.

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