|Antenna at 39-feet on K8RRT's Tower|
|SWR @ 39-feet on K8RRT's Tower|
Once the readings were taken at that height, the antenna was lowered to ground level using the gin pole rope and adjustments were made. The antenna was then pulled back up and more measurements were made. The feedline connecting to the antenna was a 50-foot length of 1/4-inch Heliax. The analyzer (courtesy of Rick, W8ZT) was a Rig Expert AA-54 Antenna Analyzer. The readings were saved to the analyzer and uploaded to my computer for analysis.
|Bringing it Home|
Finally, on the right, is an image of how the antenna was transported back to my QTH. My co-pilot was invaluable in keeping me advised of potential hazards on the right side of the vehicle. We brought the driven element half of the antenna home at 7:30 p.m. so traffic was very light. Now I need to retrieve the second half of the antenna.
UPDATE - Second half of the antenna was returned with no problems (8/26/2015.)