02/28/10 — Constructed my first beverage antenna. It is 285 feet, oriented at 45 degrees. Average height above ground is 5 feet. My homebrew feedpoint transformer is of ON4UN design on a FT-114-43 core. I used the design from the 3rd edition of Low Band DXing by ON4UN as found on page 7-16, figure 7-17.
Now only time will tell if it works! Right now at 23:32 UTC on 28Feb2010, I hear EA6DX calling CQ on 3.506.
02/23/10 — Made a deal to acquire (2) Tic Ringrotors model 1022D. Now I’ll be able to rotate the lower 2 antenna! I hope to get them on the tower before really hot weather gets here.