After over nine years with the DK7ZB 4-Element-28-Ohm-OWA-Yagi with 2,20m-Boom I decided to do an upgrade. During about 7 hours work on August 19, 2016 I dismantled the old 2,2m boomer, recycled a lot of its parts and build a new DK7ZB 6-Element-50-Ohm-Yagi with 6,00m-Boom
Here are some pictures:
08:00 hour, boom lift in place.
Working on the new 6-meter boom, old 2,2-meter on the floor.
Antenna recipe 🙂
Radiator is from the old antenna, but as this is a 50-ohm antenna the old DK7ZB match is replaced with a choke. Here I have 4 ½ turns, ID approx. 50mm. I threw in some surplus ferrite beads to, but I don’t know if they will do any good.
Preliminary test to check if everything seems sane. MFJ-meter is happy.
Antenna in place, about 2 meters below the HF-yagi. Not a perfect location, but it is the best I can do for the time being.
VNA-check & the operator is happy with the results.
Next is real on the air performance tests.
Edit: filename is marked with the wronge date, sorry.
After being grounded for several years my DK7ZB 50MHz-4-Element-28-Ohm-Yagi once again is up in the air.
Although it is hard to see it under the Fritzel. Looking forward to try some jt6m again.
Merry Merry Christmas all!