A vertical antenna for the SSB-operation

For the lower frequency (80 & 160m) we needed a wire antenna. Of course the highest points at a tropical beach are the palm-trees. A boy of the local community was a GREAT help for us. In an unbelievable speed he climbed the tree and mounted 2 slopers. The other ends were fixed at posts in the water.

The boy climbed the tree several times and had no problem to stay above for 15 minutes or longer, meanwhile we adjusted the SWR.

Here are some pictures I made of the process:


The finished slopers at sunrise :-)