WRTC-2018 / IARU Field Contest Operation near Wittenberg
Posted By DL4LAM
Excellent antenna for portable operation.
I bought this antenna more than one year ago, but had no opportunity to use it.
Recently at WRTC-2018 in Wittenberg, it was time to check it out.
After assembling several WRTC Spiderbeam antennas at various sites as a volunteer, finally we (me, accompanied by Hava, DO5HO, and Christian, DL6KAC) had time to build up the 404 UL on a 12 m (40 ft) Spiderpole in the field ( about 2 km away from closest WRTC site).
Assembly was quick and easy, low wind load and no guying was required.
Matching unit approx. 11 m above the ground, the ends around 3,5 m above
We operated from the field with 100 W and had beautiful contacts on
During the WRTC/IARU, we worked several Y8 [WRTC] stations in the neighborhood and sometimes could log contacts faster than our professionell competitors.
SWR on all bands is very good.
It´s a good antenna, worked very well and the weight is very low. Easy to transport.
Well done !
73 de Peter, DL4LAM