PJ2T, located at our club’s permanent QTH called “Signal Point,” is situated on half an acre of oceanfront property adjacent to what used to be called the Coral Cliff Hotel, formerly owned by PJ9EE, Mr. Chet Brandon. This was the site of the famous Radioteam Finland PJ9W contest operations in 1990. The QTH was previously owned by W1BIH (SK), and has played host to winning contest operations since 1968.
With towers of 100, 80, and 54 feet, stacked monobanders on 10, multiple long-boom monoband yagis on 15 and 20, a 40 yagi at 104 feet, and a hilltop European tribander, PJ2T can split power and simultaneously beam toward Europe and the U.S. using a 4O3A high power triplexer and StackMatch boxes. Wire beams, Beverage antennas, flags, and an RX four square serve on the low bands, and indoors are four fully equipped stations with desktop computers, Writelog, an Ethernet LAN, and DSL Internet connectivity. The station is located on the southwest coast in the “sticks” about 45 minutes from town, so it’s an electrically quiet location, good for hamming and so dark that the stars are incredible.
This is a video of the Signal Point PJ2T station on Curacao, taken in July 2015 with a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, photography by Michael van Drunen of Michael Photography.
Gordon West (WB6NOA) talks about HF mobile antennas, and getting the feed-point impedance at 50 Ohms. Also covered, is a recommendation on the type of antenna vehicle mounts to use, and those to avoid. Read more
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