New 160m Antenna at Arkala OH8X

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    New 160m Antenna at Arkala OH8X

    It's well known that the bigger and higher the antenna, the better results you'll get.

    The new 3-element 160m antenna at OH8X must be about as big as you can get. Look out for a strong signal from them during 2009.

    The new antenna for the 160m Amateur Radio band was completed just in time for Christmas on 24th December after OH8SR and OH6RM had spent three weeks installing it.

    The Arcala Extremes station OH8X is located at Arkala 65.18N, 26.24E.

    The impressive antenna specs are:
    Tower height 100m
    80M and 160M booms 60m
    Five (5) 80M full-size elements

    Pictures can be seen at

    There is a video on YouTube of OH8NC giving a presentation about OH8X to the WPMC 2008 Telecom conference, which you can watch by clicking here
  2. RU1M

    RU1M Ham Member QRZ Page

    link to photo is dead
  3. K1CJS

    K1CJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Link isn't dead---just s----l----o----w. :D

    Impressive antenna setup. Must have cost plenty! A note there says you can drive an SUV through the rotor slip ring. WOW!!!
  4. KC7NOA

    KC7NOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    very slow .. or just plainly still dead.
  5. AI5L

    AI5L Guest


    300 Baud is still alive :D

    73 de Ron AI5L
  6. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes indeedy.....size DOES matter, after all. :)
  7. F4BKV

    F4BKV Subscriber QRZ Page

    Instead of trying to connect to the very slow LY4A web site, just go to the original OH8X Web Site: and click on "Station" then "Tower and Antennas" "Tower7" and you will see more photos of this impressive antenna.

    You can also look at the others 6 towers and at the station story

    Vincent F4BKV
  8. KG4KWW

    KG4KWW Banned QRZ Page

    link requires userid and password
  9. N8MRC

    N8MRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    need a username and password

    it says u need a username and password....what's up with that
  10. W4SUL

    W4SUL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Strange, didn't ask me for name/pass... Here's the direct link, maybe it will work better for you.

    That is one awsome antenna. Wonder what they paid for all of that hardware. And how about the huge wind loading on that monster. Now, how to convince the YL we need one.....
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
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