The XMAS Special

This is what happens when you have a left over 36′ riveted aluminum vertical that you don’t want to take apart – you use it!

As it turns out, with a little branch trimming, I end up with a great antenna on 160, 80, 40 and 30 – with decent gain on 40 and 30 and in a direction where other antennas (including my 40M array) don’t give as much gain.

I also tested the “Air Boss” pneumatic antenna launcher yesterday, so will be ready to have some antenna fun in the next few days. My plan is to get everything set for 3Y0Z since we are now “close enough”.

The 17M EDZ will also go up. In fact – both might even go up today, and I will also push the 20M yagi up to its full height. This way I will have a month to test and tweak all antennas and be in tip top shape for one of the most epic DXpeditions ever.

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