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Antenna for a FRG-7

Discussion in 'Scanning & Shortwave Listening' started by KsKev, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. KsKev

    KsKev Member

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    Hey everyone......
    Does anybody here have a FRG-7 receiver?
    If so what antenna is/was worked well for you??
    I have picked up a FRG-7 receiver for a good price and was wondering what's a good
    outside antenna that would work good with this radio?
    Dipole maybe???
    Thanks for any suggestions.


     

  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    A simple end fed wire as long and as high as you can get it works wonders.
     
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  3. KsKev

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    So, it does not matter how long the wire is to use on all the frequencies with the FRG-7?
    Seen on flea-bay a long wire end fed with a 9.1 balm with 80' wire...... is 80' wire really necessary?
     
  4. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    You don't need a balun (and definitely not a "balm") if all you're doing is receiving. If you have the space to put up 80 feet of wire safely and up high, go for it.

    It's when you want to transmit that the problems start to arise with antennas. For receiving, experiment away.
     
  5. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    It may not be necessary, but it does not have to run in a single straight line. As much wire as you can put in the air the better the reception.
     
  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I once ran 600 feet of wire for an antenna. It worked GREAT on long wave and the AM broadcast band. I could hear an ant fart on the dark side of the moon
     
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  7. Beetle

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    Long ago, when I'd spend a weekend or two fishing with my mom's sister and her husband, I could hear my aunt fart from a considerable distance.
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Funny that was my stripper name in Vegas
     
  9. KsKev

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    LOL,
    Got it.... longest wire possible, higher the better, here ant FART!!!!
    Thanks guys!!
     
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    StrangeBrew Well-Known Member

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    Next thread will be asking how to pull out a usable signal from all the interference created by ants farting.:whistle:
     
  11. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    When that happens I am sure someone will cry uncle to stop it. :)
     
  12. Beetle

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    Relatively quickly! :rolleyes:
     
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