(A little picture show)
Left: Thats me in my old 1988 shack
Right: Shack in 1995-...
|In front of the blue Bavarian sky you can see quite a bit of aluminium arranged in a manner to cover 10-40 m. The tower itself is shuntfed for 80 and 160 m operation making it a very economic "all band" solution.|
|Another look at the antennas at dawn. Direction of the view is towards Japan and PACIFIC.||Sure its romantic - BUT Bavaria in the wintertime gives a good impression of how iceloading affects antennas, towers and guywires.|
|This shot gives you an idea how high 36 m (120 ft) really "are". DF9RD, Sigi doing final works almost on top of the tower.||...while DL5RBK, Chris seems to enjoy the view over the hills at the 27 m (90 ft) level. The antenna right in front of his nose is the A3WS for 12, 17 and 30 m.|
|My brother Roland really having fun completely OFF the tower. He even had the nerves to take this picture by himself.||Now it becomes obvious WHY 6 m is called the MAGIC BAND! The 6M5 by M2 (thanks DK5MV) sits on the lately erected 24 m (80 ft) crankup-tiltover tower.|
|Guess which elements belong to which band/antenna and win a free QSO with DL5RBW.|