Last weekend I’ve performed some antenne maintenance. The LNA’s for 144 and 432 MHz are in place. I also mounted a small 15-elements antenna for 1296 MHz (23cm). During the contest last weekend I was able to make a QSO with Belgium, Germany and England with only 10 Watts of power and no LNA. I even heard a OK-station from the Czech Republic but due to lack of power I wasn’t able to work him.
For the Sporadic E season, a dual-band Moxon antenne is mounted for the 50 and 70 MHz bands. So with this set-up I’m able to work on 50, 70, 144, 432 and 1296 MHz and the HAMNET dish for 5600 MHz.
Special thanks goed to Gerton (PD0G) for helping me out. He was driving by for a cup of coffee while I was packing stuff to go to the roof.