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Longwire Antenna Aug 7th 2011, 20:06 35 44,079 on 23/6/20

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Longwire Antenna WB8ZTP on 23/6/20
An update on my Longwire / Random wire antennas. My 40-6m Vertical home antenna after 10 years gave out so I stripped all the stubs off of it and used it as the feed point to a used End Fed wire antenna, model EFHW-8010 from a company that specializes in wire antennas. I'm good on QRZ if you are curious of the name of the company but I figured I couldn't list it in the post. I could only get it up about 20’ at it’s lowest sag point to a tree in the back woods. I wanted to get the far end in a higher tree but maybe next fall once the leaves disappear. It works great but I do have to use a tuner to bring it in just a bit better on some bands. Multiple countries contacted and all the local nets that I like to visit. Our annual vacation to the OBX was cancelled this year so my 84' temporary wire at the beach was not used.
Mark Pogany – WB8ZTP
Weather Station Equipment KQ4JT on 23/6/20
Walter, our Davis Vantage Pro 2 (wireless) is still doing wonderfully after 8 years in service. The folks at Davis, especially John, their tech is so helpful in any issue you may have. I had an update issue with my laptop and John took care of it in just a few minutes.

The links below are for my station on Davis and Weather Underground. Give a shout out anytime, I’m good on

Mark Pogany WB8ZTP
Longwire Antenna WB8ZTP on 23/1/17
Latest news on my Long / Random Wire Antenna projects. My favorite evening net changed to 80 meters for the Winter months so I threw up a 84’ Long / Random Wire antenna and a ground wire the other day while it was warm in Central Ohio so I could get on the net. It’s hooked to my LDG RU 4:1 Unun, the LDG AT-897 and my Yaesu FT-897 rig. It worked great checking in on the net, I’m sold! Keep this topic alive with your comments and questions. 73, Mark – WB8ZTP
Getting Started KD2JRI on 30/4/16
KD2JRI - I forgot to mention I just bought a Celestron 9.25". I would love to pick your mind on that subject. Go to my page to get my email address. 73, Mark WB8ZTP
Getting Started KD2JRI on 30/4/16
William – (KD2JRI)
I like the Yaesu-897 but it’s been upgraded to the FT-991. HF is 160-6 Meter and it has a built in antenna tuner. Also covers the VHF 2 Meter / 70 cm bands. I have a Cushcraft R8 Vertical antenna which does a great job. Check out my page (WB8ZTP) for the run down on my shack and equipment. If you have any more questions just find my email address on the page and send me a message. 73, Mark WB8ZTP

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