Diamond X-6000

23cm @ PA1JIM

There wasn’t any 23cm ground plane antenna yet on the roof @ PA1JIM headquarters, only the double quad antenna. But the quad is pointing towards the PI6NOS-repeater.
Therefor it was impossible for me to open the 23cm repeaters in Den Haag and Rotterdam. Furthermore I wasn’t fully satisfied about my Diamond X200N for 2m and 70cm. It worked, but not beautifully.
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Today is the day! The chimney repair guy is dropping by today to do his magic. The jointing of our chimney is so bad, it just falls out by itself. So it’s not a good idea to put any antenna’s to it in this state.
He thought it would take a day to replace the jointing, so hopefully he’ll be able to finish the job by the end of the day.
I did pick up my new prepared glass fiber pole yesterday at Fred’s, PA3YH. Also attached my brand new Fritzel 1:6 1KW balun to it for the FD-3 wire antenna. On top there will be my Diamond X200N dual bander for 2m/70cm.
Hopefully next weekend the weather is good enough to put up the new mast to the chimney!