2016-05-29 21:38:25

Antennas down because of storm

The 2m EME antenna at night, before the storm

Thilo fixing the hexbeam

We had major turbulencies tonight and had to put down and secure our antennas. The hexbeam rotated freely on the mast without any halt, which, of course, tore the coax apart. To prevent damage to the brand new hexbeam itself, we decided to put it down and lock it into its position with cords.

Tomorrow we will have to inspect the damages and start repairing the antennas. We hope to be back on the air as soon as possible.

The 40m delta loop and a dipole are the only usable antennas at the moment.