Antenna Maintenance 2024

After nearly three years in the air, it was time for some maintenance on the powerhouse that defines VK2FR’s station: the 14-element Force 12 XR3NV antenna. This task was no small endeavor.

With relentless winds howling at a steady 40kmph in the remote countryside of the Hunter Valley, it felt like hours before we could even begin. Finally, the antenna was over, and we could start splitting the boom to replace deteriorated guys and realign the elements and boom, which had somehow shifted out of place due to the extreme weather conditions typical of VK2FR.

In the image below, you can see my good friend VK2CR doing what he does best 🙂

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