Antennas

HyGain AV-640 Vertical Antenna 6m to 40m (September 2018)

Hy-Gains new AV-640 Patriot HF vertical is one of the best built and best performing (8 BAND 40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6) multiband vertical Antenna available today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with the Patriots low angle signal. The AV-640 uses quarter wave stubs on 6, 10, 12, and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and capacity hats on 15, 20, 30, 40 meters. Instead of typical lossy can traps, the AV-640 resonators are placed in parallel not in series. There are no radials on the ground needed!

Final installation and ready for operation with 1kW - no tuning anymore!

Many thanks to René HB9NBG and Carine HB9FZC for the proper installation of my new AV-640 vertical antenna :-) click on the picture to see the amazing video

SWR measurement after tuning the spokes
with Flex 6600M and SWR Flex Plot. There are 28m Ecoflex 10 Plus coax cable from the shack to the roof.
6m [258 KB] , 10m [258 KB] , 12m [258 KB] , 15m [258 KB] , 17m [258 KB] , 20m [259 KB] , 30m [258 KB] , 40m [259 KB]

First QSOs with the AV-640

360 View from my QTH Oct. 2018

Documentation
HyGain AV-640 original installation [1'454 KB] manual

lightning protection

Home-Made "Inverted-V G5RV" Antenna - August 2016 until August 2018

Inverted-V Antenna with two 6.5m legs - Stockcorner JC-4s remote ATU - 10.8m symmetric ladder line (Wireman 450 Ohm) - 6.3m Fiber-Mast DX-Wire Heavy-Duty - 1171 Design Baluns 1:1 current Choke 5kW

6m/2m/70cm: Diamond V1000 Vertical Antenna with FLEX 6600M and 100W

Inverted-V with 6.5m legs

Technical Setup Details

Home-Made "Inverted-V" Antenna - May 2016 until August 2016

First Home-Made "Inverted-V" Antenna in operation between May and June 2016

Inverted-V with two 6.33m wire legs, HARI Balun 1:6, 5m Alu-Mast, HARI Choke, and LDG RT-600 Remote Antenna Tuner with asymmetric feed (Coax)

Inverted-V with 6.33m wire legs, HARI Balun 1:6

First Home-Made End-feed 13.5m Antenna - March 2016

HARI Balun 1:10 and 13.5m wire for 10m to 80m with only 100W (without amplifier).

13.5m wire from March until May 2016 Balun 1:10