People who know me and I mean REALLY know me understand my location is QRM central. It’s close to a big supermarket which sells TV and has loads of LED, cheaper Chinese chargers and the like. It’s also not high in the air. At around 150m ASL / 450Ft to the tip of the antenna. With that in mind below are the antennas that have been used this year at the house.
Hawkins Radio 5/8 and Special Hawkins Radio “Polish” 1/2 tuned for 26.0Mhz
Extreme Antennas Live Wire 5/8, Live Wire 1/2 and T2LT
Sirio Gain Master 5/8 and Sirio Gain Master 1/2
Sigma Eurocomm 5/8 and 1/2
Imax 2000 (Actually worked badly here)
Jarek 161AT080 Bambi Quad <> for special contacts
What’s been used the most? To be absolutely honest I use the Himalaya WB most of all from President. Disadvantages are it’s smaller at around 5.5m so hardly is above the roof. Which is good also for neighbors not to see it. The kicker for me is that I can use it from 25-30 MHz and even made a few contacts in the summer on 31 MHz SW band on a Midland radio. Screw it together, add mast and coax and BOOM on air! But would be nice if they’d made a 5/8 or similar version of it. But of course €€ will stop it from happening I suppose.
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