SM3DTQ
A box is alway great to get. This one is from the great opening of the Yaesu FT-100D. The cap is already on with the Yaesu mark.
This antenna is fun. A magnetic loop for bands from 15 to 40 meter (21 to 7 MHz). Before I took down my multi band vertical and the G5RV I compared them a lot. The Mag Loop runs fine and I have tested it in horisontal as well as vertical position with rotator. Diameter is 1.0 meter (100 cm or 40 inches) and gives a good result. The rotator is seldom used. The antenna is placed to low and works more like an omni directional antenna at SM3DTQ HAM radio station.
SM3DTQ, Inge Eklund, HAM radio operator Inge in the CW operating position running his Kent single paddle.
I'm not a collector of old stations but it is fun to have at least one tube station. The Hallicrafters SR-400 Cyclone is, in my opinion, good looking and nice to run. I have the line with the speaker and external VFO.
This is not any proudness. It's just something I needed. A miniature paddle for travels in front of the FT-817 QRP station. I have had lots of fun with the FT817 since it has all these bands and fully ok selectivity for CW. SM3DTQ QRP radio station.
Tower with 3 el yagi and rotary dipole for WARC 10, 18 and 24 MHz as well as 50 MHz. SM3DTQ HAM radio station.
144MHz horisontal yagi at SM3DTQ. Working CW and SSB mostly on aurora traffic.
The vertical VHF and UHF yagis at SM3DTQ.

This is a brief information about my antennas and some more
ham radio stuff at SM3DTQ.

Temporarily, the magnetic loop for 7 to 21 MHz is down. For how
long time I can't say. The plan was to have it in the top of the
tower but the pipe was to wide.

Antennas 1.8 - 52 MHz

- 1.8MHz: quarter wave slooper.
- 3.5MHz: 2x20 m dipole, coax resonator matched (my favorite).
- 3.5MHz: 20 m vertical with radials in water.
- 7 MHz: Half wave slooper.
- 7 MHz: 10 m vertical with radials in water.
- 14, 21, 28MHz: 3 el 3-bands yagi.
- 10, 18, 24 and 50MHz: Rotary dipole.
- 3.5 - 30MHz Loop skywire.
- 7 - 21 MHz: Magnetic loop, vertically, rotatable.

Antennas 144 MHz

- 12 element horisontal yagi (CW and SSB).
- 8 elements collinear vertical, omnidirectional (FM).
- Vertical dipole (FM).

Antennas 432 MHz

- 8 element verticalal yagi (FM).
- Vertical dipole (FM).
- 4 element collinear dipole (FM)

No antenna for horisontal / SSB and CW

Vintage station for low bands

Rig: Transceiver Hallicrafters SR-400, Cyclone.
Keying: Stright key or a suitable electronic keyer.
Antennas: as for the main station.

This one I like to run and do it mostly on 3.5 MHz CW. During cold
nights at winter times it gives a very nice atmosphere in the radio
room. Nice light, warm temperature and a nostalgic rig to handle.
I handle it with pride and think it is a beauty.

QRP and /MM station

- FT-817 or TS-480 (from the boat with 5 to 25W).
- Hustler mobile antenna (80, 40, 20).
- Other mobile verticals (Hustler mounted 30, 17, 15 m)
- Telescopic for QRP (all ham bands 80 to 10m).
- Portable wires of different sizes.

From my leisure boat I am active on CW during summers. I am
sorry to say there are often more QRM there than at home. To be
in a marina with all electronics, chargers and facilities is terrible.
Often a QRM level over S9. However, a small island, somewhere
in the achipilago, is perfect for radio activities.

At the boat I have a mount for my mobile antennas. Beside the
mobile vertical I use 'shortwires' of different sizes.

I am also QRV from hotelrooms during travels and have a small
wireantenna and a tuner or my telescopic antennas.

FM traffic 145MHz

In the ham shack I usually monitor 145.550 MHz FM and no
scanning. My friends know that and it is easy to give me a call if I
am in the HAM room.

SM3DTQ
HAM-station SM3DTQ - Inge Eklund.

SM3DTQ - Inge