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Installing a Ham Radio Antenna

Discussion in 'Ham Radio, SDR & Police Scanner Technology' started by Jim Blevins, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Cham

    Cham VE4GLS Pub Member / Supporter

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    Maybe an "electric fence" around your yard would radiate well? Just use your ham transciever to energize the fence...
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    Sometimes you have to be creative.
     
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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    Have you ever seen an antenna that looked like a fence?
     
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    Inclined Orbit SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Yes, a Beverage antenna is a low to the ground, very long wire receive antenna that is directional and commonly set up on pickets like a fence.

     
  4. KE4EST

    KE4EST SatelliteGuys Is My Second Home Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Yes, also lots of guys use loop antennas.
     
  5. Cham

    Cham VE4GLS Pub Member / Supporter

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    Yes.
    You likely have too, just didn't realize it was an antenna.
     
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    harshness SatelliteGuys Master

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    I'm thinking more of the kind of fence that you might see in a manufactured home park where the lot size isn't conducive to a Beverage "installation" (half-wave and up by multiples).
     
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    I once stapled a 75 ft long copper wire to the top of a wooden fence fed into an L match. Worked great for a few years. No one ever suspected.
     
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