When I was on the Veron club meeting, I heard that the avid contesters were preparing for our annual contest from the Netherlands, the PACC. So I also got inspired to participate. But what antenna?
End fed wire
To use the indoor cylinder dipole with it's low height of 4 meter above ground level, a power of 3 or 4 W is needed. With winter propagation, it is not even sure, whether the 15 m band is open, so I can use the Cylinder dipole with Monster cans. But most of all I wanted to participate with QRPp on 20 m.
So I begun thinking about an outdoor antenna. With more height I can use less power. To limit the activities on the roof, I came up with an end fed. I had a wire that was too long. But I decided to put it up and see. So on Friday afternoon I ended up with this end fed.
|End fed with twin lead feeder. PA1B|
I use this type of feeding by twin lead for all my end fed holiday antenna's since 2001.