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Equipment

Station

We are planning to set up 10 fully operational HF stations capable of all modes (CW, SSB and RTTY) and all with amplifiers. One station will be a dedicated 6m station which is ready to go when we have the indication of activity on the magic band.

  • 11x Elecraft K3 transceiver
  • 11x Microham MK2 interface
  • 11x Notebook computers with Win-Test logging software
  • 10x power amplifiers (2x OM Power 2500HF, 3x OM Power 2000HF, 2x OM Power 2000+, 3x ACOM 1000)

The stations will be located in two separate houses of the lodge. All computers will run in a WIFI network which allows us to have all QSOs on all computers and to communicate between the stations.

Antennas

For ten stations you also need to have enough antennas. We are planning to have monoband antennas for all bands and two antennas for each band from 40m to 10m. this requirement also needs a lot of space. Together with the lodge we rented comes also a piece of land at the size of about 20,000 square metres. This should give us the opportunity to set up following antennas:

160mTitanex V160E (27 m high vertical)
80mFullsize 4 square
40mFullsize 4 square
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
30mFullsize 4 square
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
20m2x 3 Element Monoband Yagi
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array (spare)
17m3 Element Monoband Yagi
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
15m3 Element Monoband Yagi
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
12m3 Element Monoband Yagi
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
10m5 Element Monoband Yagi
4 Element Vertical Dipole Array
6m5 Element Yagi

Two beverages to Europe and North America for the low bands will complete the antenna setup.