HDLA’s received!

Yes! My HDLA loop amplifiers / matching units and bias-tee:s for supplying the amplifiers with +12V via the coax has finally arrived! I have attached the HDLA:s on my loops tonight, in complete darkness by the way, and the arrangement seems to work fine! Conditions into Asia seems fine also tonight, and I hope that it finally will open up also to North America tonight / tomorrow morning.

Anyhow, the amplifiers seems to have a very nice gain, and the antennas seems to be very quiet, QRM-wise, which is a huge difference from the mismatched arrangement I was using until this evening. The specs for the HDLA is said to be equal or better to the Wellbrook ALA-100, but I have no possibility to do a side-by-side test between the HDLA and ALA-100. However, for the same cost as for one ALA-100, I got two HDLA’s, so I’m happy with that – sofar!

I will have a “listen around” this evening and I get back later on with some more about my “new” antenna arrangement.



About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 20. October 2011, in Antennas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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