A few years ago I bought a second hand MonstIR yagi made by SteppIR. Its 3 elements on 40M (and about 72 feet wide) and had 4 elelments on 20M -10M (and is 30 feet long). It weights 120Kg and unfortunately was too heavy for my tower.
Fast forward a few years and I bought a One Man Tower (OMT) which was solid enough to support the MonstIR, a bit of digging and 5 cubic metres of concrete later the tower was up.
With the addition of some 6mm stainless steel cable, a new Noble braked winch, a BIGRAK rotator ad come controll cables, the MonsIT was in the air.
but too big to bring home
had a big sleep in a nice bed, breakfast at 7am and now is the time to improve my contesting knowledge
Only 22kg! Last time the TSA guys were very interested – I have put an explanation of the contents on the outside this time!
Only 3 more sleeps until I will be leaving VK for Dayton, OH for the 60th Dayton Hamvention. Thanks to the international date line I will arrive in Dallas at about 1.30pm (only 30 minutes after I leave Sydney) Lets hope I get an upgrade so I can get some sleep on the way. At present I will be in the back to the top deck. At least it will be quiet up there compared to the Fokker 50’s i normally fly in!