The Motorola Amateur Radio Club operated class 1A on the Motorola property in Schaumburg, IL. Here are a few photos of the setup
Setup is easy when you can borrow two trucks with pneumatic antenna masts from the research department. We had the beam for 20-15-10 M, an 80 M loop and a 40 M wet noodle. The 80 M loop goes between the two trucks.
Note mast on the left supported by a foot under the front wheel of the van. The 40 M wet noodle antenna extends from the mast to the pneumatic antenna mast on the research truck.
This a-frame holds up the balun connecting the open wire line from the wet noodle to coax going to the truck.
The antennas show up pretty well in this photo.
page last modified July 4, 2006