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The Hacktenna is a random length wire (with random length being around 20m) hanging about 1m above the fence, and insulated from the transmission line by a ferrite choke with five loops of wire. It was build by the Ham Radio hackers on the 1st of June 2013.

Orientation is roughly N/S, so we hope to be able to communicate on the E/W direction (which leaves out Africa, unfortunately).

We did two way contact with Italy, and heard several stations from Russia, Germany, and the UK.

Ham hacktenna soldering a.jpg Ham hacktenna soldering b.jpg Ham hacktenna hanging antenna a.jpg Ham hacktenna hanging antenna b.jpg Ham hacktenna tuning.jpg

Photography by User:Wiggler, used with permission.