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jrplmil

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I have one now on my ham rig with a tuner. What do you need to know?
that would be close to 4.6 MHZ so you would hear best there.
 
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well I'm wondering if it's worth all the trouble? I have a 2 story house and am thinking of running it from the house to our own 60 ft telephone pole and hooking @ the top of the pole.I have to rent a man lift to get up there... just wondered if it's going to be worth all the trouble but hell that's what life is all about anyways....
 
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Use antenna wire (Copper plated steel), not copper wire.

Copper is too soft. It will stretch and break.
 

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I built antennas for years. Stopped when I built a Windom. 66' cut at 24'x42' and inserted a 4:1 TV balun for outdoor antenna. Feed with RG-59. Keep one end high but dont be stupid about it. Each leg (24 & 42) figure 1/8th - 1/4 - 1/2 - 5/8 etc all across the -0- to 30 mHz. I'm in SC and can hear a frog fart in Fargo on my Yeasu. 8800. Good Luck.
 
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