end fed antenna mounting help

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JHARKNESS918

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Can anyone give me some tips as far as setting up an end fed antenna from par electronics. http://www.grove-ent.com/ANT8.html . The manual was tough to understand by someone just starting to monitor hf. They say in the description you can mount inside, but at 45' , im trying to figure out a layout. I do live in a single family house, and have a second garage where my equiptment is...however, running 45' at a slope as they recommend is gonna cause people to clip themselves when we have partys out back...oh the dilemma!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

jrplmil

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It should work good in a horizonal setup. Just run it around the top of your wall close to the ceiling and it will do a good job. There will be some signals you wont pickup as well on the vertical side. If you could afford an antenna tuner that would help some. Just locate a station then tune by ear for the best signal. I have lived in an apartment and used just a 20 foot wire and a tuner to transmit to japan so you should do fine. Have fun listening.
 
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