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asimmd

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Hello all

First of all I must say that I live in the UK,so I presume it's OK for me to join?

Ok,I have a Bearcat UBC125XLT and a Watson 881 Supergainer Antenna.

I live in a village in the country,but I get a lot of Aircraft on approach into Manchester
And a lot overflying the UK en route to other destinations.

The antenna is not pulling manystations,so today I made a temporary antenna out of a length of TV coax and ran it out of the window.

The difference is amazing,so if I want to make this a more permanent antenna,what cable would be the best?

I can't have a roof mounted antenna but a loft antenna is possible.

Thanks

Alan
 

ranger821

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I am using my 2 meter/440 J-pole similiar to the one popnokick has suggested. I have it mount about 6 feet up on a pole, OUTSIDE, my shack window. Picks up a lot better than the rubber duckie antenna. Also use it with my 2 meter/ 440 Diamond antenna up about 30 feet. It's amazing how far it hears.

KB4OIF
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wtp

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experiment

there is no rules for receiving, rules of thumb and guidelines.
you can use anything and see what happens.
i once helped a friend to get better 800 reception with just a paperclip.
like i said no rules. i have even used tv antennas.
about the only guideline is long wires for low frequencies and short for high ones.
have fun and enjoy.
 
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