completed project is at about 70 elevation, 9 foot tower and 9 foot mast, effective height is around 85 foot.
Hex Beam Project 1.0/2.0
Thanks for looking!
Been getting great reports on 20 and 17 meters, working nicely. Also have done some local QSO on 6 meter.
site elevation 70+ foot
300 feet of heavy duty rotor cable and coax made up ready to run.
Look out 20/17/6 meters here I come!
I have been threatening to do this for years, so here it goes. I have a plateau area at about 65 foot of elevation on a 200+ foot elevation hill behind my shack on my property. It requires around 300 foot linear run to get to the area, rotor cable, coax and the like. I have ordered the KIO Hex Beam with 20,17,6 meters to start with and a Glen Martin 18 foot tower, previously on a 9', a Yaesu 450 Rotor and cable. I will install the Hex on the tower with a 10 foot mast, 7 foot of height from it. It will be up 16 foot with the Hex at 70 foot or so on the hill. Should be fun to see how it does at 80 foot effective height or so! I am prepping the area now and will have to build the tower and antenna on site, should be a challenge. I will have to rely on my Arctic Cat TBX 700 to be my mule for getting tower and antenna, tools , chain saw up to site. I hope to be ready for testing end of July 18.
Hex Beam removal old tower
New Hex location on Glen Martin 18' tower with 9' mast MAY 2019
Remote camera view day with sound
Remote camera nite, infrared with sound
Project 2.0 will have extensive changes to the tower, coax, camera system. To be completed June 2019, work now started.