I am now retired and live with my wife Maggie at North Petherton Somerset. We have 6 lovely grandchildren to keep us young and we spend a great deal of our summer in Bulgaria We have some relaxing holidays their in our apartment Chateau Panorama. In the 1990s I had a 0ft mast with a Cushcraft A4S along with various other antennas but now retired more modest equipment is being used due to various restraints. Now;
My Rig is a Yaesu FT 890 My main antenna is the MFJ 1788X Hi Q Loop some fine tuning and a little experience in the beginning to operate the remote control tuner unit. When one becomes use to its very fine tuning this loop exceeds all expectations.
My EZ End fed wire (part Stealth) just 16.1 meters runs from inside the loft area of my house. Attached is a 1-9 unun from an SG 239 Smart tune. All inside the loft away from weather conditions. The end fed runs through the outer wall (Insulated) and down the garden area the exterior length being just 15metres terminating on a high wooden post..
The many memory settings on the SG239 matching easy with low SWR. I can switch from One antenna to the other giving me full coverage from 80 to 10. The loop is installed high on the gable end and as its over 9 meters It is installed horizontally.
I am the grandson of Dr.Joseph John Denton A.I.M.E.E. Joseph John Denton was an engineer with The Hastings Municipal Corporation and was the first Honorary Secretary of the Hastings Radio Society. 1880-1952. Televisor - Telephone - Hertz Waves & Radar. His call sign is a mystery and we have tried to research finding it. His work was undertaking various secret trails for the government. He was involved with the first radio transmission across the Atlantic to USA. More information on my website. www.G0MRR.co.uk