Field DayA while ago Mark, PA4M and I planned a ‘field day’ of our own. Last Sunday would be the day if the rain wasn’t too strong. We picked a spot near the Gooimeer in the center of the Netherlands. We were in the middle of some farmers land. Mark did bring his homebuilt end fed for 20m and I bring a 1:10 MFTF-balun with the same 10 meter of wire as the end fed. This way we could compare both antennas.
Also I did bring the BuddiPole for it’s first run on new mast and tripod.

The IARU-contest was still going strong, so after setup the antennas and my Kenwood TS-590 rig Mark gave the key a spur and kicked 57 contacts in the log. Pretty nice when you take the bad conditions in consideration.

Too bad we didn’t hear any USA/Asia/Oceania. But after all a great day to be outside and testing our equipment!

2 thoughts on “Mini field day and IARU-contest

    • @Bas: op 20m was het verschil minimaal te noemen (volgens Reversed Beacon Network). Voordeel is wel dat je de Wimo balun op meerdere banden kunt gebruiken, echter dan is het rendement weer een stuk lager. Kortom: neem je dezelfde draadlengte en hoogte, dan is het verschil klein te noemen.

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