WAØAUX Antenna Party

As reported by Arnie, WA0GUD

On Saturday July 9 2016 K0MJT, WB0YCV, KB0HVB and Marlin’s cousin met at Marlin’s QTH. Mark assembled the Mosley Tr-Band beam, Ron got the 11 element 2 meter beam put together and the pipe to mount the 2 beams to the Rotor. WA0GUD took photos of the event.

After the antenna crew finished I checked the 2 m beam with the antenna analyzer and the SWR was around 1.5 to 1 at 147.720 MHz and dropped lower to 1.1 to 1 at 146.520 MHz.

George KB0HVB searched the owners Manuel and discovered the method to adjust the Microphone gain. Marlin’s new rig Icom 718 is Menu driven = push the control button select the menu you want then adjust that item with the tuning dial or the up down buttons.

The Tri-Band beam performed good on 20 meters I worked a station in Wash. state and received a good signal report from him. Before I left Marlin tried the rig on 3.950 MHz a net freq but no one was listening at the time

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