HF10 Butternut

HF10V Butternut Antenna works but as usual, limited with no radial space so results as expected i guess and a waste of time messing with it in the cold weather. Pretty much an unsightly item according to the XYL so won’t be around very long.

I missed 4 days of trials due to being ill but it works. It handles qro well and SWR wasn’t good (2 radials) I have to say but given the choice, a return to the BigIR from SteppIR would be the antenna of choice for the low bands at my QTH. Who knows, i may invest in the BigIR when the real urge for low bands hits me.                                                

Currently, top band not doing it for me I am afraid, just a personal thing ;-( Thanks for the loan Dave but back to you mate!!


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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.