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GB46

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Wish I had your luck, ridgescan! Any access to the outside here would have to go through two frames: The one for the sliding balcony door and another for the sliding screen door on the outside of that. Feed-through panels would have to reach the entire height of the frames, roughly 78 inches; any gaps are out of the question, due to our cold winters and the flying insects during the rest of the year. Also, the panels would have to stay in place when the doors are open and shut during warmer months.

It would be a wasted effort anyway, as an outside antenna would only be a couple of feet away from where my antenna is now, making it nearly as close to the RFI in the building, and a couple of feet closer to the power lines running along our street. I count 3 high-voltage power lines on a main circuit, and, sharing the poles, some TV and phone cables at a lower level. Those lines are probably a major source of RFI, too. Loops are no solution, either, as the AM loop in my portable finds noise in every direction.
 
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Lakeland FL Area
Well I have good news-I just spoke to the lead of the window crew and he told me he wouldn't make an access hole in the new frame BUT he instead will drill a proper access hole in the wall right next to the window, big enough for my two feed lines and rotator line! Complete with plastic insulator sleeve! Nice. He said then when I leave, the next tennant could make use of the extra access hole for their cable TV or even if they want an outside TV aerial. Smart guy! There's hope after all. He said he'd get with me before he does it so as to know exactly where I need the hole made.
Make sure you respond back to him with a pack of "suds" showing your appreciation.

73 to ya...

Just Me
 

ridgescan

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San Francisco, Ca.
I'll see about this but I think I will just give the guy doing it (the foreman) a handsome wad of cash for his trouble. Heh-I don't know if Asians appreciate "suds" as deeply as WE do:D
 

ridgescan

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It's going to be a while before I can update you guys. They are only on the third of 10 units as they are finding lots of termite damage in the walls and are doing major body work on this building. This is going to be a nightmare when they finally get to my place:( I want to be here when they are and they've been working that third unit for almost two weeks! Nowhere near done yet.
 
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