Hairpin conversion

As has been seen on the homepage I have been working on rebuilding the matching system of the beams I have which is currently gamma. I installed a new hairpin system on one of the 10m beams and we put it up in the small 16m tower that was temporarily holding the 3el yagi for 20m. We had trouble at first to get any proper readings of the matching system but after adding an RF choke that problem was removed and we got some decent measurements. However the system is currently resonating too low so we will need to try to trim it in a bit more.

Here are pictures of the finished system and the installation of the 10m beam. The Antenna is at around 15-16m and another 6el will be positioned at 5-6m below the top one. We tested the old gamma match first to check bandwidth etc before we installed the hairpin.

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