Revitalizing The Antennas

Our antenna farm needs a little electronic fertilizer to perk it up.  Adding a tuner to the 20 meter yagi didn’t work out so well for 15 meters and 17 meters.  Next trial is erecting end fed half wave verticals for those two bands today.  We are using LNR PAR EF-17 and EF-15 antennas mounted on two fiberglass poles.  Below is the 17 meter version.


Preliminary testing has been successful when compared with the yagi/tuner combination.  We attempted to answer cq’s from Japan with the yagi on 17 meters to no avail.  Switching to the end fed half wave produced an immediate qso with JN8QNF.

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