W4VR vacationing in Bar Harbor ME
The PW1 and power supply for the 7600 are located in the basement and controlled from the radio shack
directly above. All antenna transmission lines are automatically switched by the PW1 via the 7600.
View of Eagle Lake from my back yard (summer).
View of Eagle Lake from my back yard (winter).
The lake is approximately 0.5 miles wide at this location.
These are the lauchers I use to install my wire antennas in trees. The sling shot and Zebco casting reel are Walmart
items. I use a 1 ounce sinker with 15 pound nylon fishing line. I buy most of my antenna rope from
Cabela's...a 1000-foot spool of parachute cord runs about $55.
40 meter 2-element wire Yagi. This antenna beams East.
40 meter 3-element wire Yagi. This antenna beams West. The photo shows only the driven element and reflector.
The director is behind the tall tree on the left. My 80 meter dipole, which you may be able to see in the
photo, is connected to the same feedpoint as the 40 driven element.
160 meter 3/8-wave inverted-L and ground screen. The vertical section is approximately 70 feet. The ground
screen consists of 50 radials; each radial is 40 to 100 feet long. The coiled-up coax is a an 11-foot piece of
RG-6U, an open stub to tune out the inductive reactance component of the inverted-L. Also tied to the feedpoint
is a 6 meter 3/4-wave sloping vertical which works wonders with a kilowatt.
Matching network for 2-element 17 meter collinear dipole array. The equal-length transmission lines come down to
a T connector and into a 2:1 UNUN to provide a match for the 50-ohm line to the shack.
Entry point for my transmission lines. These go through the basement wall and plug into the antenna jacks on the
PW-1 amplifier for auto-switching.
My radio shack is off the deck with a view of the lake.