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PostSubject: Antenna sdvise please   Antenna sdvise please Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 11:43 am

For various reason's I will have to put my antenna in the loft above my garage[where my radio will be]
The apex is 9ft from the floor of the loft
What do those in the know recommend fo this installation?

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Hi Paul,

What radio frequencies are you looking at using?

How wide and long is the space in the loft area of you garage?

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PostSubject: Re: Antenna sdvise please   Antenna sdvise please Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 12:27 pm

Red Fox wrote:
Hi Paul,

What radio frequencies are you looking at using?
eme
How wide and long is the space in the loft area of you garage?

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Graeme
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My garage loft space is 29FT long  10FT wide and a height of 9FT.
I hope to buy a radio with the usual  channels, USB and LSB and with the ability to listen to amateur radio
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PostSubject: Re: Antenna sdvise please   Antenna sdvise please Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 1:02 pm

Paul,

Sounds like you have a decent amount of space to put up a decent sized antenna.

I ask the size as I was looking at a Broadband Butterfly Dipole that I noticed on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=Y473hOmif-E&app=desktop


Not sure if it is something you could try out but worth considering if it is a stealthy optiin you need to stick to.

If you haven't yet bought a radio, might it be worth you looking at a small SDR device that will plug into your Laptop / PC if you have one?, couple that with an inexpensive antenna and it should give you an idea of what is available to you.

They are fairly inexpensive and would give you an idea of what you are capable of receiving before you outlay more money on something that may not work for you at the moment?

Regards

Graeme.

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