HamShack almost ready

Couple of weeks ago I finally got my VHF/UHF antenna (in the picture)
also set up in my hamshack. To get it up and running, I bought some
antenna mast and mast fixing supplies from the local antenna shop and
hooked up my Lafayette MV-2000 tri-band antenna. I originally feeded it
with RG-58 coaxial, but yesterday I changed that to Echoflex-10 cable to
avoid signal loss. However the antenna still seems to be a bit off as
the signal is not getting as good as I would like. I need 50w power to
get to local repeaters and to me it seems a bit too much, as I can
operate them with 5w from the house. Hamshack is located lower than the
house, but antenna is about the same height with the house, or even a
bit higher…so something is not right with the antenna
still..Investigations will continue as I have also have bought an SWR
meter to measure the standing wave ratio from the HF to UHF bands. Hope
that helps. One fellow ham also has an antenna analyzer so if nothing
else helps.. ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally managed to have some time to also clean up the shack too. It
really have been so much to do there, that everything was a mess. Now it
looks a bit more like a place for a human being (or HAM) so here is the
picture of the actual radio table too. ๐Ÿ™‚ In addition to VHF/UHF
antenna work I’m also still working to get my digital modes up and
running..And yes.. I have managed to make some QSO too. All the way to
USA and around EU and it is GREAT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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