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  1. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    This sounds plausible. Kind of where my thinking was going
  2. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    The V-shaped was noisier inside and outside. And yes, I just got done installing the Y shaped in the attic. All is good with the antenna now, I just can’t explain it. How in the world does a Y dipole work better than the infamous inverted V?
  3. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    I thought about that. But I tested the antenna outside in the tree, and in the attic. Result was the same
  4. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    All of 27mhz. All the time. I’m guessing QRN. just sounds solid and steady. Just enhanced “static”. No pulses, or patterns, just steady White Noise.
  5. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    So I built an inverted V dipole. I have a noise floor of s4-s5. I’ve tried it in the horizontal position and the inverted V position. Results are the same. SWR is great at 1.1 to 1. The weird part is I decided to play with the antenna for further testing and by chance put it in a “Y” position...
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    Dipole feed line length question

    So I finally figured out the cause of my s4 noise floor. When I put the dipole in an inverted “V” form I get s4-s5 noise floor. Well, I brought the antenna outside to do some diagnostic testing. The only way to get rid of the loud noise floor is to put the inverted V in a “Y” form. The noise...
  7. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    Ugh.
  8. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    About 7-8 ft
  9. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    Thanks, I appreciate the response. How does it perform for DX on side band?
  10. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    I have a dipole just installed in my attic. It is in an inverted V formation. However, due to the inverted V, the ends of the antenna wires come within a foot or two of electrical wire in the attic. that’s causing my noise floor to be too high. (S-4, s-5). I tested the antenna outdoors, and I...
  11. brizzotheizzo

    Uniden 980 ssb with power mic

    Did u use the talkback to hear it, or did you have someone listen on a second radio? Just not sure what the right way to do it is
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    Uniden 980 ssb with power mic

    I have a Uniden 980 ssb. As we all know, the stock mic is trash. I ordered a road devil power mic. How to I find the appropriate levels to set the power mic to and the mic gain on the Uniden to? Is there an appropriate way to test this? Anyone have this same setup? What levels do you run?
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    Dipole feed line length question

    So I got the swr’s back down. I noticed the tips of the wire ends were close to the Ceiling rafters. I increased the incidence angle at the feed point of the antenna to get the ends of the wires up a little more. That took away the SWR’s. Running at 1.1:1. I figured it was more of an...
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    Dipole feed line length question

    So I got the antenna tuned today. Strung it up in a tree and got it all fixed up. Got it down to a 1.2 swr. Ended up not needing any sort of air choke with the coax. Noise floor was good, and got some good feedback reports with contacts. After I got it tuned up I brought it inside and put it...
  15. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    My original question was not questioning the “gap” width. My question was whether the balun feed line length (black wire) was included in the total length calculation of the antenna wire (red wire) length
  16. brizzotheizzo

    How should I best program a dedicated ARTCC feed scanner?

    For indy center, I’d definitely scan everything that you can pick up in that region. And if you’re only feeding only aviation-based stuff, 110% use live ATC. Every single person that I know of that is an avid aviation listener/supplier uses liveATC. Not knocking Broadcastify at all, which is a...
  17. brizzotheizzo

    CB Radio Suggestions

    With side band, you get a 12 watt baseband signal. “Skip” is not required for 15 miles of coverage , and therefore is not dependent upon the solar cycle. Me and my buddies talk on side band when we go on 4-wheeling trails. We talk over 15 miles ALL the time. No problem. We use side band...
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    CB Radio Suggestions

    I know this is an old thread, but just wanted to mention that you could probably talk to your friend on a good side band CB at that distance. A stock side band CB can easily cover 15 miles.
  19. brizzotheizzo

    How should I best program a dedicated ARTCC feed scanner?

    As an avid listener and feed supplier, I agree with the above. If I’m listening to Chicago center, I want one sector only. Any more than that, and it is impossible to follow along. Someplace out west, you might get away with two. I know you mentioned ARTCC’s... however, if it is a center...
  20. brizzotheizzo

    Dipole feed line length question

    Now that’s funny! :ROFLMAO: She’ll like it until I turn on the amp and set the entire wardrobe on fire.
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