06 February 2013

My G5RV antenna



This photo shows my low hanging 31 m G5RV wire antenna at my SM0FOB/2 QTH in northern Sweden. Gubben, my Second operator is a young Svensk lapphund (Swedish Laphound), only 4 1/2 months old.

This is the antenna I use on the 5 MHz band. Although its low height it is possible to have "DX" contacts with it. Recently, with 5 W output from my Elecraft KX3 transceiver, my CW CQ signals was heard by a skimmer station on Iceland (TF4M, Distance 2,030 km, 13 dB s/n) and another one in Germany (DL1EMY, Distance 1,838 km, 8 dB s/n). Later with only 1 W output the skimmer station DL1EMY received my CQ with 2 dB s/n.


2 comments:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hello Kjell, lots of snow I see. Does it affect your G5RV? I like the yellow color of your antenna ;-)
73, Bas

Kjell Bergqvist, SM0FOB said...

Hello Bas - Strange is that the antenna seems not to be affected :-)
73 de Kjell

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