Station

My station till now is more a temporarely setup. And it will always change. That's part of the amateurradio hobby. On this page I show you my radioshack and antenna setup.





My station: Computer: HP Elitedesk 800 i5-4570 8Gb RAM W10 PRO, Radio: Icom IC-7300, Tuner: Palstar AT1KM, Portable radio: Yaesu FT-817. SSB mike: Heil Proset Elite iC, CW: keyer



The station is just basic, I consider the antenna as most important in the whole installation. I'm constantly changing antennas since I like to experiment. Currently I use a Solarcon Imax 2000 as a holder for my multiband HF vertical, it's 7,5m long and at top of my tower with a CG3000 autotuner at the feedpoint @ 16m agl. I use the tower as counterpoise, not ideal, have to think of something else.  This antenna is used for 30-12m (10-24MHz) and 160m (1,8MHz).

The 4 element LFA beam is borrowed from the PA6AA contestteam. It is a broadband 10m beam.

I use a inverted-V for all other bands. Primarely for 60m and 80m. The apex is @12m. It is made of 2x 50m twisted and insulated copperwire. 2x 20m as antenna and 30m to the shack as open line, I use "rose clips" for spreaders.


For 6m this 5 element beam was mounted at 14m above ground level. It was doing a excellent job during the 2018/2019 ES season. Several stations from USA, Canada, West Indies and Japan have been worked. It is only up in summer. Te antenna on top is a Watson W2000 3 band UHF/VHF antenna which is removed now since I'm not active on VHF/UHF except for 6m.


Check this site regulary as I will update it from time to time with new photo's and changes.

Last update: 09-01-2020