Well its up and running and results are not too bad lots of Europeans but I need to get to know the band to find out more information. The picture is showing the antenna low, normally when in use I raise the pole to around twenty feet.
The cobweb is now progressing I changed my mind and am going to complete the G3TXQ version as the G3TPW has given me lots of problems its early complete the but the measurements may be out and after the first SWR readings I gave up I don't need the hassle when I feel like I do! So far I have completed two of the elements 20 and 18 and am awaiting further speaker cable and have started on the frame there's no doubt I didn't get the frame quite right for the G3TPW so I've gone back to the basics and re-read my own description of how I did it (far easier!) I couldn't understand how I managed the fibreglass poles to sit in the clamps and not be crushed before, then I realised they sat in their own metal sheaths!
Still a fair way to go yet but if I can get the cobweb performing like the other I'll be well pleased! I've got the poles to sort whether to use the fibreglass ones or the old lightweight wooden ones.
Then there's finishing off the elements I should think that will take me a few days.