Tag Archives: Antenna

Visiting F6GYH

Visiting F6GYH

In September, I paid a visit to Bernard, F6GYH. Bernard lives in Fayl-Billot, which is about 15 minutes of driving from my French QTH. His location is excellent for VHF and up, because he has nearly 360 degrees unobstructed sight. Even with a tower of modest height, his antennas have a clear view to the… Continue reading »

Some pictures from the past

Recently, I scanned some pictures and I though it was nice to share them here. Four of them are of the VHF/UHF/SHF contest station that we ran between 1981 and 1987. The first location was abandoned because of blocking trees. The latter location¬† was on top of a school building with a superb take-off. We… Continue reading »

Simple steerable array

Simple steerable array

Trying to improve reception on 60 metres, many experiments followed, but nothing worked… It reminded me about Catweazle, a¬† wizard in a TV series that ran during the early seventies. Numerous receive antennas were tried, but none of them outperformed my dipole. Close to the dipole were a flag and a resonant loop. The flag… Continue reading »

Antenna memories (1992)

Antenna memories (1992)

Below, an annotated picture of my antenna setup, taken in 1992 (click on the photo to enlarge). Some years later, I moved to a different QTH and unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to put up the mast again:-(