New 23cm antenna

Last week a new antenna for 23cm arrived. It’s the SHF-design 67-element (5 meter boom) from Wimo. It should give about 20 dBd gain and will replace the borrowed 23-elements Tonna. I hope that this beam, in combination with the Gemnini amp, gives me enough punch to work stations more than 500 kilometer away.

I hope to put the beam in the mast tomorrow and test it during the Nordic Activity Contest every 3th Thuesday of the month. Eventually this antenna will be replaced by a 120cm dish with dual-band ringfeed for 23cm and 13cm but I need to shop for a new rotator and (2nd) mast first, so this will cost me some more time.

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