Antenna under a steel roof ok?

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I was thinking of setting up a radio room on our second floor.
The thought crossed my mind I could put the antenna up in the attic access in the ceiling.
My question is tho, we put a steel roof on last summer will that interfere with a attic antenna or even a outside antenna?
I know a steel car will interfere so that's were my thoughts
 

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That's what I thought.
My radio room is set back a bit behind the front (kick out from the house) also so I'll need to place my pole outside the footprint for better reception to I'm thinking?
 

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Ok this what I'm working with. The window over the porch would be my radio room.
If I put a antenna on the porch roof would the steel siding effect my transmit and receive? Or would I be better putting a pole mount at the edge of the house?
I'm not really thinking of a huge antenna up. More so a tripod style base n med height antenna.
Just kicking around thoughts for future plans.
 

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You'll need to have the antenna above the roofline. Anywhere below the roofline and the metal roof will act like a big reflector and make your antenna directional, as well as block most of the signals from the other direction.

Mount off the gable end and get your antennas a few feet above the roof.
 

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Very simply, the top side of a metal roof is okay to mount an antenna on [a vertical antenna]. The bottom side is not.
 
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