Multibander with Vertical orientation
story balcony at
S52CC, Vince in
Nov 1, 2013 13:37
Time owned: more than 12 months
DXCC 200 in 5 years
On October 29 2013, I worked Robert, 3B9FR on 12 m band
CW and this was my 200th DXCC entity worked with TAK-tenna 40 multiband
antenna 183 of them being already confirmed. Well worth a small celebration I
In the past five years that I have this TAK-tenna, I have logged 4373 QSOs on
all bands between 40 and 10 m bands, some even on 80 m. The resonated antenna
is 50 Ohm direct-fed and vertically oriented.
Protruding from a 3rd story balcony of my previous apartment the antenna was
“blocked” by the building on the north-west. Between the building and the
paved street some 11 m below there was a narrow stripe of grass.
My present balcony (3rd story again) is inside a 5 story U-shaped
construction visually open only to the south. About 8 m below the antenna is
the concrete roof of a supermarket. Even with these restrictions I worked
over 90 DXCC entities in all parts of the world in less then a year. Just
like before my equipment is the Yaesu FT-450 with maximum 100 W output.
I am sure that no other antenna would have ever brought me more pleasure than
those two little spirals, and just as TAK-tenna states it has “brought
excitement to my QSOs”.