- get easy access to HF bands (with a tuner if needed) which I don't have antenna to
- get a reference antenna to compare band-optimized antennas to
Even though the expected technical performance is maybe not extreme, I wanted the antenna as high as possible. So, experienced in climbing (ref. my earlier antenna articles) I headed for the highest tree I have:
|The dipole is not very visible here.|
The antenna tunes easily to all HF bands, including WARC and excluding 160m. QSO tests are soon done on all bands...so far this off-center dipole is very promising.
The antenna is sloping from north to south, the feeding point being at the south part. What I'm wondering is the directivity on the higher bands...to be checked some day.