My actual antenna equipment, for all bands from shortwae up to 13cm band:
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Shortwave for me is more or less a not so interesting topic. I'm only really interested in the 10m Band.
But anyway i want to be ready for QSOs on shortwave anyhow. In my case the right antenna is an inverted v
with 2x about 10m lenght, being mounted aside our house.
The frequency region i really like is -as written before - above 28MHz. This means all the moody bands...
On the mast you can see a 17 element yagi beam for 2m. Above it is an HB9CV for 50MHz. On top of the pole
is a omnidirectional vertical for 144 and 435 MHz. Currently this antenna is connected to a crossband repeater
we occasionaly use for the meetings on our club's chapter frequency.
The other pole is completely for VHF / UHF / SHF. On the backside 2 times 19 element for 432MHz. Using a
really sensitive low noise preamp it is also limited suitable for EME mode. EME means to use the moon as a
big reflector (Earth-Moon-Earth). This postulates to turn the antenna not only azimuthal but also elevative.
The rotator is mounted in the middle of the "H". On the frontside (beginning at the bottom) is a 9 ele yagi beam
for 144MHz, a 25 element beam for 2,3GHz and a 35 element yagi for 1296MHz in operation. I also plan to complete
it with an omindirectional vertical for three bands from 144 up to 1295MHz and maybe something for 10GHz rainscatter.
This was my elder antenna farm until October 2011:
On the right side you find the VHF/SHF group: Beginning at the upper side is my 2 band vertical (145/435MHz)
below it a 19 element yagi for 432MHz, the 9 ele yagi beam for 144MHz, a parabolic mirror for 2,4GHz and a small
beam for 50MHz. In front of the 50MHz antenna i have mounted a double quad antenna that allowed receiption of
ATV (Amateur Tele Vision) signals in the 23cm band.
The left side pole is equipped with a 6 band vertical (10-15-20-30-40-80m)for shortwave on the top. Below an antenna for
DVB-T, a small modificated triband vertical (2m/70cm/23cm) being mounted on a separate boom and a small yagi antenna
for 70cm data modes.