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|Subject: Tower Block Antenna Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:19 pm|| |
I'm trying to ask a question on this forum. How far does a antenna have to be from a wall? I live in a tower block on the 5th floor. Wanna bolt a silver rod to the to the front of it from through the window? Please help. I live in Tottenham London. Got a cobra 148 gtl dx with a tear drop power Mike. Silver eagle too
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|Subject: Re: Tower Block Antenna Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:39 am|| |
Generally all antennas should be sited in free space away from any objects. However sometimes that just isn't possible. If you are mounting it on a wall with the radiating element above the rest of the block you're in with a chance but if you want to run the entire antenna up against the wall that's far from ideal and I suspect you will run into problems tuning it. If possible try and stand it away from the wall as much as practicable.
I guess the best thing to do is give it a go and see what results you achieve.
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|Subject: Re: Tower Block Antenna Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:57 am|| |
With a tower block unless it's above the roof as far as you can get because it'll capacitively couple to the rebar in the walls of the tower making it a real sod to tune.
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