Adventures in Amateur Radio

Scappoose, Oregon, USA

Antennas   Columbia County         ITU Zone 6            CQ Zone 3               Grid CN85nt


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The 6 element Hy-Gain TH6DXX, (which has 3 elements on 15 and 20, and 4 elements on
10m on a 24 foot boom) and the M2 6 meter beam above it. The 80m inverted vee hangs from the
outrigger, and other wire antennas are visible to the left of the Rohn 45/25 tower.

For more pictures and info on how we installed the TH6 antenna,  follow this link

Here is the current antenna farm:

2 meters- Diamond X-50 co-linear @ 30 ft (9,1 m)

6 meters- M2 three element yagi at 60 ft (18,3 m)

10/15/20 meters- Hy-Gain TH6DXX six element yagi at 50 ft (15,2 m). Rotator is an Alliance HD-73

40 meters-
Full wave slopers, SE (US/SA), SW  (Pacific) and NE (EU), switched by an Ameritron RC-4
                 remote coax switch,  also inverted vee
with apex at 50 feet (15,2 m)

80 meters-
1/2 wave inverted vee, apex at 50 feet (15,2 m), facing E/W, and a 1/4 wave sloper
                 pointing East (USA/SA)

160 meters- 1/4 wave slopers, facing SE (US/SA), SW (Pacific), and NE (EU)

Low Band Receive- DX Engineering dual directional 360 foot (109,7 m) Beverage oriented due North/South, used on 40/80/160M, six feet (1,8 m) off the ground. Follow this link for more information on our Beverage antenna.

Future Antenna Plans- Eventually, we will get a beam up for 40M on a separate tower, and a K9AY loop up for low band receive towards the east/west......


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