40 Meters: 88 foot Norcal Doublet
20, 15 meters: Alexloop
40 Meters: 66 foot End Fed Half Wave
20 meters: 33 foot End Fed Half Wave
40, 20, 15 and 10 meters Alexloop
In April 2014, I went with the Alexloop exclusively. I only had one local 40 meter contact with it. I lost a good part of the first hour trying for more. So I will go with something more substantial on 40 meters. I have experimented with 100 and 50 foot wires using a 9 to 1 Unun in the time since the April contest. I am leaning toward using the 100 foot wire as an inverted L to start off with. The L will have a 30 foot vertical component and a 70 foot horizontal component. With 70 feet in the horizontal I suspect it will handle NVIS nicely. In fact, I had the most glowing QRP report ever with that antenna on 40. Now the higher bands could be handled by the Alexloop or a 50 foot inverted L perhaps. Certainly the Alexloop has the least setup time. So more to ponder before the July 26th RaDAR contest. Watch out I have so many choices it is easy to change my mind.
Good Luck on the July 26th RaDAR Contest!
|88 foot Norcal Doublet|
|33 foot end fed half wave for 20 meters|
|100 foot end fed wire|