Vee Beam for 80/40m

The Vee Beam is used on 80 and 40 metre bands at ZL1ZLD. The feedpoint is at the building tower and each end is supported on a lattice tower in the antenna field.

At each end of the Vee Beam there is a terminating resistor in a plastic box, which makes the antenna directional (favouring the south).

Antennas on the East Tower
Antennas on the East Tower, Nov 2018. Photo: Ann ZL1BFB
Harry (left) and Steve working at the top of the East Tower
The plastic tackle box near the centre of the photo contains the terminating resistor for the eastern leg of the 80/40m Vee Beam. Nov 2018. Photo: Ann ZL1BFB
Harry ZL1BK on the east tower, installing a new terminating resistor for the 80m Vee Beam
29 November 2019: Harry ZL1BK on the east tower, installing a new terminating resistor for the 80/40m Vee Beam. That’s the wire in the top right of photo. Below it is one end of the Marconi Tee used on 630m. Photo: Martyn ZL3CK