04 June 2008

70 MHz, and the antenna is up!

Italian HAMs got a new authorization to use small portions of 70 MHz until 31/12/2008. The TX was already completed, now I needed the antenna I never finished.

The Moxon rectangle was chosen. A wooden "H" structure supports the wire. Lowest SWR is around 65 MHz, 2:1 at 70 MHz. On the balcony it looked like this:

Here it is beaming about 30deg. The tower is the background, for the locals, is at CSELT/TiLAB/whateveritiscallednow.