Saturday, July 2, 2011

Contest Station OH0V

OH0V- Åaland Isl. HF Contest Station

Current antennas @ OH0V:

The 10m 5+5 element antennas 125 m asl @ 24 m tower

4 over 4 plus 2-el Delta loop for 15 meters @ 24 m tower

10meter tower on left and 15 meter tower on right.

Antennas are build to last? read on..

15 m tower before storm. 4 over 4 over 4. This setup was build day before CQWW SSB 2001. Long day and Mr. Murphy visited few times until we managed to get all issues sorted out. Read the full story from News. Week after there was a big storm wiping across the island (wind speed over 37 m/s! ) Jukka had rated antennas at 30 m/s or so, and it was evident that they did not widstand. Result was pretty devostating as you can see. Middle yagi was blown away and top antenna was hanging barely. Antennas were build again from scratch a day before CQWW 2001 CW leg.. One long day more ;))

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