Tuesday, December 29, 2009

140Km/h antenna

This month, on the 23, my family QTH area sufered from a small winter storm.
I don't have a real shack there, just a small marine band receiver and a homebrew VHF antenna based on the design somewere on this blog (http://speakyssb.blogspot.com/2008/06/vhf-antenna-another-one.html)
The small antenna survived 140Km/h peak and 80Km/h average winds recorded by a nearby navy weather station.
The satelite image is at the time of the storm pass.

There were a lot of damage in the area including some roofs that disapered and around 20 very high voltage electricity poles (10 tons each) putted to ground, luckily there were no personal injuries.

Will put later on the antenna images.

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