Antennas. Some Pictures

Here are some antenna pictures and news from the DXpedition (thanks to Wlodek SP6EQZ – the Team Leader).

Almost 5.000 QSOs were logged during the first day of the operation. Not bad as team members had to recover after a long journey and not all of their antennas (only the easiest to mount verticals) were prepared. Wlodek SP6EQZ informed that they had tremendous propagation on 30 and 40 meters during the first night.

At the time you are reading this news the Top Band vertical should be up and ready. Also the first spiderbeam shoud be ready now. The team also found an excellent place for the stacked 2el vertical for 80 meters. However they have to ask the owner of the property located next to their QTH to let them place the antenna there. By the way: the sunshine is so strong and intense that effective antenna work outside is possible right after sunrise or right before sunset.

Team members are in very good shape. The equipment works without any failures. There are 5 operating positions (three of them with power amplifiers). QSOs are uploaded to the ClubLog in real time.

SP9FOW and SP6EQZ are preparing one of the VDA antnnas

SP9FOW and SP6EQZ are preparing one of the VDA antennas

SP6JIU and SP6EQZ are checking the K9AY RX antenna

SP6JIU and SP6EQZ are checking the K9AY RX antenna

The K9AY ready for operation

The K9AY ready for operation

The Top Band verical (on the wall) prepared and ready to put it up

The Top Band verical (on the wall) prepared and ready to put it up

Stacked 2el vertical for 40 meters

Stacked 2el vertical for 40 meters

Two VDA antennas and GP7 multiband vertical

Two VDA antennas and GP7 multiband vertical

Here is what they can see from their QTH

Here is what they can see from their QTH

SP6FXY

SP6FXY

SP2EBG

SP2EBG