DX Commander All Band Vertical HF Antenna Build & Review

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK7HH, Jan 8, 2021.

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  1. NK7B

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    This is an EXCELLENT video of a very good vertical antenna design. I am curious about something that I thought while watching you squatting around in your yard: How about all of the horribly lethal SNAKES in Australia ? Do you have any of these ? How do you keep them out of your yard. 73, NK7B
     
  2. VK7HH

    VK7HH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hopefully I can work you one day soon!
     
  3. VK7HH

    VK7HH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nah they don't worry me ;)

    There isn't that many about, but yes every snake here is deadly.
     
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  4. M7GWD

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    Kevin (M6ENP),
    That is very impressive results, especially on your 10 watts allocation inline with the Foundation license.... :D;)

    Only if my DXC Expedition worked as well on 10 watts....
     
  5. NX6ED

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    Watch Callum's videos on youtube...
     
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  6. VK2WE

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    My married daughter with 4 children found one in her laundry yesterday
     
  7. KN4REE

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    I have also built one of these, and am very happy with the results. Used in in two different countries now, both in the 40-6m configuration and with the 80m inverted-L add-on. Both work great, in my opinion, but I ended up with 40-6 again, as it was more convenient to run a end-fed long-wire for the 80/160m bands. Now I have 2 very simple antennas and every band I'm interested in, all for a very little cost, and I didn't have to track down the parts :)

    Very good value for what it is and what it does. You do need the radials, though, as with any vertical - I skimped at first, and got away with it, but when I did a better job my results improved.
     
  8. 2E0HVK

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    Well, he does live right next to the sea, but still . . . sadly his QRZ page is rather lacking in detail.
     
  9. 2E0HVK

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    On another thread, M6ENP says:
    (see https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/cq-or-pounce-an-ft8-experiment.717448/page-4)

    He also states that he's using the callsign G2KS, so I think it's rather disingenuous boasting here about how good his set up is whilst posting here as a foundation licencee but actually transmitting as a full licencee with 320 watts! Sadly his G2KS QRZ page is also completely lacking in detail, which doesn't give a very good impression IMO.
     
  10. W6SLA

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    My DX Commander is a EFHW.
     

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