New HF Antenna

The vertical wire antenna I set up a few weeks ago was not working out. I decided to replace it with a G5RV antenna, installed as an inverted V. Since there are no suitable trees on our property, I needed a mast to support it.

I ordered and received a fiberglass mast, which was easy to assemble. However, it was necessary to attach two rope guys to keep it from bending. The two antenna wires also serve as guy lines.

Soon after completing the installation, I made a contact with a station in Indiana. Today, stations that were barely readable before were coming in with good signals. They were barely readable with the other antenna. Even though propagation has not been good this summer, the G5RV has been a great improvement.

One thought on “New HF Antenna

  1. Andrew VK1AD August 3, 2017 / 9:33 PM

    Excellent blog, in addition to amateur radio, I like the weather detail. 73 Andrew VK1AD downunder Aussie šŸ™‚

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