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PostSubject: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 3:49 pm

I have just put my antenna up a couple of feet more and i seem to get more static as people on here say get it as high as possible is it worth it

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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 4:08 pm

Old saying, hight is might, but a lot depends on your own set up, coax, what antenna and what location you are in, testing and looking what will work for you, good luck in your radio hobby

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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 5:01 pm

Now i put it down to QRM im getting around 5lb of the stuff on USB mid but if i go onto FM mid its about a 4  and on high its a 7
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 6:27 pm

At this time of year the noise increases as people put on their Xmas lights, especially those LED type. See where it is in January once everyone has taken them down.

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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 6:59 pm

There is no one near me with LED lights just over the road will they count
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeSat Dec 19, 2020 11:22 am

yes this old noise crap when i was using my silver rod very little noise but the new A99 went up, yes i here all them shouting why did you buy that , The wind wrecked my silver rod, so that is why i have the A99 and i am to old to be up and down ladders, now on uk40 there is some noise about sig 5, but on mid band a lot less and as i move down the freq nothing and at 25mhz nothing very clear, so we do not use uk40 up our way we use midband Am Fm SSB we still use if there is a lift,but its mostly midbands now

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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   antenna - putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeSat Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm

I have put antenna up another 4 foot re-measured SWR and QRM has dropped by about 2lb  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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