Finally, the UB20-Mx is up

UB20MxAfter quite a few problems in getting the antenna up on to the mast, with the invaluable help of Andrew, G0RVM, we managed to get the antenna up in during the weekend of Storm Desmond. This storm caused a lot of flooding up in the Lake District. We had some strong gusts here during the day so my heart was in my mouth a lot of times. Some of the issues which delayed the installation included operator error in breaking the rotator cage, and the main one being all of the foliage and tree limbs near the mast. Its bigger than I thought it was going to be! Right now I cannot rotate the antenna fully in its lowered position as in the picture due to the tree behind it. This will be remedied on January when the tree will be pruned. Moving the antenna around the garden was an interesting exercise but it proved to be very sturdy.

I have been testing it using WSPR and I’m quite impressed with the results, I will do another post on that later. Also on my first tries on it, I managed to break a mini pileup into Jamaica on 17m which has never been a good band for me, and then shortly after that I managed to break a SSB¬†pileup on 20m for J52HF on the second go. So far so good!

73

Rob

G0MGM

 

2 thoughts on “Finally, the UB20-Mx is up

  1. Hi Rob,
    Thank you for the QSO today.
    Here is the log of our QSO.
    I had set my beam right on you over the short path.
    de JA1RZD Ken

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    06:20:45> Main
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    06:39:18> Main
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    RSID:Olivia 32/1OOO f=2524Hz

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    08:47:33> Main
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    RSID:Olivia 32/1OOO f=15O7Hz

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    JA1RZD de gOmgm
    Good morning/evening Kenji
    Very nice to hear you this morning, you are 549 549
    We have worked before, name is Rob and QTH is Bourne End, 3O miles north west of London.
    btu
    de gOmgm k
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    08:49:53> Main
    GOMGM de JA1RZD
    Roger Rob. Very nice to see you again.
    Yes, we have met before. According to my log, we met on Feb. 23 this year.
    Band conditions have very poor this year.
    My beam is pointing right on you very the short path.
    Running 7O watts into a tribander.
    You are -4 dB S/N with DM78O.
    It is clear and temp si 8.8 C. The set at 16:3O and it is dark outside already.
    BTU Rob GOMGM de JA1RZD k
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    JA1RZD de GOMGM
    RR fb copy here Kenji. Yekc_ndx have been very poor. I am beaming long path right nOw hi running 9Ow into an Ultrabeam UB2Omx 5 band beam, with 2 ele nWEOm.
    Rig[+L@@Anan1OOD SDR using FLDigi. Current WYcz
    12c and cloudy, and it was light about 1hr ago. Im working you remote from my work.
    btu Kenji JA1RZD de gOmg
    08:55:33> Main
    GOMGM de JA1RZD
    Got some errors but understood all.
    OK on your setup.
    I used to control my station from my work office downtown Tokyo.
    Now that I am retired no need to use remote control anymore, hi.
    I used Ultra VNC at that time but I tried Team Viewer. I think it is not free anymore.
    It is very strange condition. I am beaming SP, you are beaming LP, hi.
    I control my antenna rotator from my PC. Click on the map on the screen, the antenna rotates automatically an stops. It worked well while controlling remote.
    BTU Rob GOMGM de JA1RZD k
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    09:01:46> Main
    GOMGM de JA1RZD

    GOMGM de JA1RZD
    Rob. You faded away.
    hope to see you soon.
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

    GOMGM de JA1RZD
    73 sk dit dit

  2. Thanks Kenji, nice to chat to you again but shame condx changed. Thanks for the QSO post, nice to see how Olivia is doing at your end of the QSO. Will look out for you again in the mornings.

    73 and Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you also.

    Rob

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