316 x 305
Band slots (CFM) on Clublog x LoTW
2306 x 2226

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

It is time for a change ....

EI9KC` 2 elements delta by SP3PL 

3 years in my QTH 

10m - 265 (251)
12m - 256 (238)
15m - 287 (271)
17m - 268 (245)
20m - 286 (270)

302 DXCC worked / 302 DXCC confirmed

+ 3 DXCC SWL , not worked , tried but no luck.
+ 2 times internal ATU in ICOM IC-PRO3 was calibrated
+1 GU74B Tube damaged and relay in my PA

Serious DX chasing ...

Enjoyed this antenna very much .... but sometimes it was not enough. Garden in my location is limited for small antenna. 

Now it is time for a change.

New antenna in my QTH. I had this antenna for short time already but it was prototype that time (4 years ago) And my mast wasn`t good.

G3TXQ Hexbeam by SP7IDX is back in my garden. Let`s see how it goes.

So far 2 new ones on 17M (Ecuador and Venezuela) worked with 75W

WARC bands were "weakest" on SP3PL`s Delta. High SWR was main problem. 

Looking forward to enjoy Hexbeam by SP7IDX now.


  1. Very nice looking antenna and it's great to change things up now and then it makes the hobby a challenge!

    1. Indeed Mike. 1:1 SWR almost on every band plus 50Mhz will be something new for me ;) 73!

  2. Definetely it's interesting to change something in your station from time to time. I would say the Hexbeam in itself isn't an improvement over 2 element deltaloop, but the corect matching improves power transfer to the antenna wich might really make a difference. Good luck !


    1. Hi Razwan YO9IRF. You are right. I am not expecting magic with HEXbeam. Just "interesting" change as you said. Have a nice day OM!