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Join date : 2020-04-20
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Equipment Used : President Grant 2
|Subject: Need to improvise a RECIEVE only antenna for 10/11 meter Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:33 am|| |
Hi guys I'm in lockdown like most others and slowly going insane, I need to improvise an antenna to enable me to be able to listen (for now) to my President Grant 2. its a Ham and CB AM FM SSB combi unit.
Is it possible to simply use a piece of cable or wire of a set length to improvise a listening only antenna, if so how long sould the vertical section be to get reasonable reception ?
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|Subject: Re: Need to improvise a RECIEVE only antenna for 10/11 meter Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:41 pm|| |
If you're not going to TX then it really doesn't matter how long the wire is, although ideally 102 inches or so for the vertical (1/4 wavelength). Height is the main thing, get it as high as you can for best reception.