My family is a very radio-active one, my father is pa0fi his website is www.qsl.net/pa0fi/
My brother in law is Joop, pa0jmv, an EME Expert. Joop has a dedicated website www.qsl.net/pa0jmv/
The picture above shows the 2 meter vertical and some of the end wires of the dipole as it was used in Twickenham (UK). For more photographs follow this link pictures
Currently I am using a double zepp antenna for 24mHz. After some experimenting and using a full size 2 x 20 meter dipole I noticed that the radiation pattern was unfavourable for Europe. The double zepp is twice 12.57meters fed by open ladder wire and matched by a Z -match. Producing a nice clover shaped radiation pattern. Recently I put up a 28mhz mono band 3 element beam. Before that I experimented with a two element cubical quad. The 3 element beam works extremely well and propagations permitting I am able to have a sked with Europe every day of the week.
Lately I changed some of the design of the Z-match, but noticed that there is no difference in the HF current in either leg of the open feed ladder so I referred back to the original design. The Z-Match tunes the aerial to all HF bands except 160meters. My 2m VHF aerial is a simple mobile Whip (5/8 wave length).
My HF Station is a JRC JST 135 running at about 150 watts output on all HF bands. The VHF transceiver is a handheld by Yaesu FT23R with 5/8 wave lengt whip.
my home page: www.handknitter.com