And gone it is. End of the winter season is end of the horizontal loop. Every year people calling me crazy. Why not leave the antenna. It proved to be a solid performer and a good DX and NVIS antenna. Well, let me explain. The antenna is big (for dutch standards) and it is set up around the garden. The garden is family property and not for me only, my XYL hates to look at the antenna in summer. Since it is not the only antenna I have it has to go for the summertime. I will build it again for the next winter season in November. I took a close look at the materials this year and it seems that I will need to get a new wire. The insulation of the wire has been damaged at several places. Besides that I'm thinking of something that is stronger and not as sturdy as electricity intallation wire. Although solid copper is the best thing you can have for such a loop I think. The glasfiber masts are also getting worn, it might be better to cover them all with tape or paint to protect them agains UV, weather and water. I'm still thinking about that.
Poles for next year..
I need to make another mount for the ladderline because it is slapping against the house when there are high winds. Have to think about that as well. For now I will have to do with the alu tape vertical and the HB9CV for 10m. When the ES season is starting the HB9CV will probabely be replaced by the V2000 vertical so I can do some 6m DX as well.