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PostSubject: Advice for newbie please   Advice for newbie please Icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2024 7:45 am

Hi after being accepted and getting my call sign I need some advice on antenna please, I’ve just  bought a crt crt ss 9900 , I will have this radio in my loft which is my man cave , what is the best antenna to use please in the loft? I  do have a skylight which in the warmer weather I can open and put up something through the skylight?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for newbie please   Advice for newbie please Icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2024 12:57 pm

If you can install outside any kind of antenna is way better.
One good option for outside is the silver rod 1/2 wave but is about 5.40m long.
If only option is inside the loft, one option is the Sirio Singal Keeper 1/4 ground plane (assuming will be away from any electric such wall cables, main board switches etc) & the Sirio Boomerang L-dipole but for inside personal i believe the Signal Keeper may be better option
An other option & maybe cheaper & sure more effective is to use wire to make horizontal V-dipole so the wire to follow the V shape of ceiling but with this way will be kind of directional

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for newbie please   Advice for newbie please Icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2024 8:09 pm

how high is your window above the ground? Or is there a chimney on which you can mount an antenna mast? Are there any trees around? As you might guess i also support the outside option. Inside i also would opt for the DIY inverted-V.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for newbie please   Advice for newbie please Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2024 8:23 am

Aerial in same room as radio not a good idea

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