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Old 06-10-2017, 8:05 AM
insanity213 insanity213 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
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I have a somewhat similar situation that I've experimented with. I have the x50 and have mounted it in a few different places. Two of which were in proximity to the galvanized steel cap on my chimney. Having the radials above the steel cap by about 1/4 wavelength seemed to impact my ability to both reach and hear distant repeaters. What you'd gain with the shorter antenna would likely offset what you'd lose from having that metal too close to the antenna. Just my 2 cents... Good luck on your test! Take the general too when they offer it!

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