My Antenna Designed to beat Covenants
This antenna has been up for about 2 years (November 2003). It consists of 5 quarter wave elements going up the chimney:
1. 40 meters (Doubles as a 3/4 wave on 15)
2. 30 meters
3. 20 meters
4. 17 meters
5. 10 meters
The antenna tunes works well on 12 meters, also.
The element are secured to the chimney with anchored screws. All the elements were secured on the same side of the chimney except the 40 meter which had to go over the top and be secured on the other side.
The 5 element come two together at two insulators. They are then soldered into the coax. The radials use the same length wires as the antenna and are buried. I used a small pick axe to dig the radial trenches about 2-3 inches deep.
The wire connections.
The wires going up the chimney.
Wires going to the top