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Author Topic: 6M antenna survey  (Read 4747 times)
KJ4FFM
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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2009, 10:45:02 AM »

100 Watts
SSB Homemade horizontal dipole @ 25 feet
FM Ringo AR-6
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N2SLO
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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2009, 05:15:58 PM »

Cubex 2 element quad at 25 feet, Tokyo Hi-Power HL206V 200 watt amp.. VUCC 1592 50MHZ.....
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W8KQE
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« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2009, 09:09:44 PM »

Been using a PAR 'Omniangle' loop, chimney mounted at about 25 feet, with a 756 and 756P3 'barefoot' (100w)on both SSB and CW.  I'm up to 361 domestic and DX grids worked (most confirmed) thus far, and the 48 CONUS states as well.  Might just need that 5-el yagi some day to work Alaska and Hawaii!  LOL!
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W9RAS
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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2009, 06:50:18 AM »

I completed a home brew 6 element wide spaced beam with 34 foot 3 inch irrigation pipe boom and parabolic spaced trigon reflector just in time for the band openings this spring and summer ...It is at 50 feet and works GREAT ! very high gain and sharp pattern ...I named it "THE WHOPPER" ! we have lots of 6 and 2 meter activity around here with nets run out of Kalamazoo Michigan on SSB and AM for boat anchors too !  look up W8WMU on QRZ.COM for net listings ...I use a restored 1950 vintage harvey Wells TBS-50 (807 final) an Ameco VFO and a WW2 Surplus BC-348 RX with 417A home brew cascode converter for my boat anchor 6 meter station ( All tubes ) it receives as good as my IC-746 on 6 and the Harvey Wells "Band-blaster" runs a whole 9 watts out on 6 AM ..For 2 AM  I am restoring a Gonset communicator I know this is probably  more info than you wanted but I am having fun on 6 and 2....HELP KEEP 6 and 2 Active ! the old stuff is NEW AGAIN !  73 De W8MDV...
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K3WACKY
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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2009, 10:40:56 AM »

W8MDV,
How bout some pics of your beam?

BTW, great thread, I enjoy reading this!

73!
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W4KVW
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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2009, 06:54:16 PM »

M2 6M5X at 55ft with just 100 watts & I have worked the world & 49 states so far from EM80.

CLAYTON
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WB4TJH
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2009, 10:27:26 AM »

Right now, I'm using a new model Radio Works Carolina Windom Compact 40 antenna at 35 feet. I only work 6 meters on a casual basis, and this new antenna works very well. I have had a 4 element 6 meter Hy Gain beam up in the past, but these days, all my operation from 80 thru 6 is on wire antennas. With a hundred watts SSB and CW, the new Carolina Windom does fine on 6 meters.
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N0FPE
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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2009, 02:21:45 PM »

AR-6 at 40ft. Used to have a 5 element cushcraft at 50ft but not since I moved to town. Have to live with the vertical.
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KC4KTY
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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2009, 11:13:38 PM »

Well I am new to 6 meters. I only have a Clegg 99er
that should put out 5 watts on AM.. I have read and it seems to me everyone use a quad type beam and gets
really good results. I have been a ham for 21 years,but thing have keep me from being able to do
anything on the Ham bands. One the Death of my wife
in these past years just made it not possible to
do Ham Radio. Anyways this is really interesting to me.

Thanks
KC4KTY
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W5DQ
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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2009, 04:19:13 PM »

UNtil just recently, I had a modified Cushcraft A505S 5L at 40' but replaced that with a 7L M2 at 40'. Also have a KU4AB 6M 'squalo' loop at around 30' for monitoring band and targeting stations to point 7L.

I was running 150W (TE System brick) from FT726/Tentec transverter setup (2M IF) but the FT-726 now has a problem so temporarily using my mobile FT-100D (100W on 6M). In the market for a new 6M/VHF/UHF rig and have been looking at TS-2000 and FT-847. Still undecided but I kow I don't want one of those dinky menu driven mobile rigs in the shack to use fulltime as they are a pain to operate. MY FT-100D is proof of that even though it does the job.

Hope to be in Steve's WB2WIK/6 class here shortly with a nice KW+ on 6M.

Gene W5DQ
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Gene W5DQ
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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2009, 06:37:03 PM »

hi,

here is another Moxon for 6m from QST article

http://www.kg4jjh.com/pdf/6m%20Moxon.pdf

73 james
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K2NRC
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« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2009, 06:51:41 PM »

5 e skip seasons of evolution:
1.rci5054dx100 & single ku4ab loop @ 32' to the feed
2.ic551d & stacked ku4ab loops @ 26' to the feed
3.ic706mk2g & stacked loops
4.NO CHANGE!
5.ic746pro & stacked loops

have tried mfj 3 element armstrong directed at roof level (18') with success.  a vb64dx from hygain hopefully will find itself at 30' to the feed by next spring.  should give me 1-1.5 S-unit advantage over the loops....which have been NO SLOUCHES!  my contact rate is probably better then 95% of attempts.
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N3IDG
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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2009, 06:49:48 PM »

1o watts .mag mount 5/8 wave 2 meter as loaded 1/4 on 6
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K2PHD
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« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2009, 11:02:57 AM »

What times of the day and frequescies do you find 6 Meters active?
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K2PHD
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« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2009, 11:03:11 AM »

What times of the day and frequescies do you find 6 Meters active?
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