My backyard shack.....

highwayman1224

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Bought a Yaesu FT-891 several years ago when they first came out because it's a small radio with a nice receiver. I'm not a ham, I only use it to listen to shortwave but they're reasonably priced and have a great receiver. I've always had it hooked up to the 12v power supply but last night I thought why not buy a battery to supply power to it and make it portable and a little quieter so I bought a 12v sealed lead acid battery this morning. Don't know why I didn't think of this year's ago! Hooked up to the Wellbrook loop antenna and enjoying the nice weather in Arizona.
 

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How well does the Wellbrook loop antenna works? Nice setup and nice weather.
Works fantastic! It's the indoor version & I've been using it for around 6 years. It doesn't really perform amazingly indoors, so I always use it outside when the weather is nice. I'm sure I could weather proof it if I wanted to, but it's easy to just bring it in and out.
 

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Works fantastic! It's the indoor version & I've been using it for around 6 years. It doesn't really perform amazingly indoors, so I always use it outside when the weather is nice. I'm sure I could weather proof it if I wanted to, but it's easy to just bring it in and out.
I live in a duplex, so I don't think I have a lot of chooses on SW antennas, long wire or this Wellbrook loop antenna.
 

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lghwayman1224 you're killing me up here in Michigan with those beautiful warm and sunny pictures! :cry:

Nice setup however! All that is missing is some solar panels and a hot babe in a bikini!
 

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Sweet backyard rig. I have the w6lvp (?) loop for my R8600 and I love it. How does the Wellbrook perform for you? I switch between the loop and an end-fed PAR about 40ft long. Works well, but I would much rather have the sunshine and good weather and able to tie off my dipole to a palm tree instead of a Buckeye tree lol you’re giving me upgrade ideas haha
 

highwayman1224

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Sweet backyard rig. I have the w6lvp (?) loop for my R8600 and I love it. How does the Wellbrook perform for you? I switch between the loop and an end-fed PAR about 40ft long. Works well, but I would much rather have the sunshine and good weather and able to tie off my dipole to a palm tree instead of a Buckeye tree lol you’re giving me upgrade ideas haha
It works great for me! So easy just to just bring out in the yard and start listening.
 

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Bought a Yaesu FT-891 several years ago when they first came out because it's a small radio with a nice receiver. I'm not a ham, I only use it to listen to shortwave but they're reasonably priced and have a great receiver. I've always had it hooked up to the 12v power supply but last night I thought why not buy a battery to supply power to it and make it portable and a little quieter so I bought a 12v sealed lead acid battery this morning. Don't know why I didn't think of this year's ago! Hooked up to the Wellbrook loop antenna and enjoying the nice weather in Arizona.
sweet setup
 
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