After being QRT for almost 15 years due to the absolute impossibility to install an HF Antenna at my QTH in Innsbruck Austria (OE7), I
moved my rig to my parent's house in Modena Italy (I4) to control it remotely through two Remoterig boxes.
The remote QTH is 400 Km away
from my home QTH, so the installation would have to be very reliable.
For this purpose, I was looking for an Antenna with the following characteristics:
- Possibly all bands 10-80m
- "Stealth" (nasty neighbors)
- Decent Performance (Real Antenna, no outdoor dummy load ;-)
The Aerial-51 "Model 807-HD" seems to fulfill all these requirements!
Installation took just half an hour and the small internal ATU of my Kenwood TS-480 can match it on all
bands, WARC included; (SWR<3 even on 30m).
The Antenna is almost invisible and nobody has noticed it.
Though in an urban environment, the antenna is really quiet and I have already enjoyed many 2-way QRP
QSOs on 80m in the evening. On the higher bands, I have already worked several DX stations, a dream after years of only listening.
See drawing and photos of the Remote Setup
I can absolutely recommend the 807-HD for remote stations!