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Attic Antenna

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Mudfoot, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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  2. Rwb

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    Haha,im using a longwire 75 ft long along side of my house using it for my scanner ,close to attic but outdoors
     
  3. Eldorado828

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    I use a simple dipole with balun set up for 11 meters fed by rg213 in the attic over the garage. I've done a lot of dx'ing with it and the only issue I've has is when the metal overhead door is open causing some reflection. My neighborhood won't allow me a tower so it's my only option. I purchased a radiowavz double bazooka to replace it some time back because it was highly recommended. So when I received it I put the probes on it and shows to be shorted so I was afraid to put power to it. I got busy with life and it's been too long to send it back now....
     
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  5. KC9Q

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    828,

    There is nothing wrong with your Bazooka Antenna. The antenna is designed so the outer braid connects to the coax like a conventional dipole, and the ends are connected to the center conductor, thus there is a short DC circuit. Just google a Bazooka antenna and look for an image/picture, and you will see what I mean.

    Mike, KC9Q
     
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