• Crazy Idea....

    From Phoobar@21:2/147 to All on Friday, April 10, 2020 18:25:02
    Just ordered 100 ft 18 ga speaker wire at work to create a foot on my MP-1 SuperAntenna.

    Has anyone ever tried to tune up a metal window screen like they have on apartments? My screen is metal with a metal mesh...even though it's not the best thing to use...it is available & would not be noticeable to the manager.

    Just a wild idea before heading to the salt mines this evening.

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Phoobar on Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:37:37
    Phoobar wrote to All <=-

    Just ordered 100 ft 18 ga speaker wire at work to create a foot on my
    MP-1 SuperAntenna.

    Has anyone ever tried to tune up a metal window screen like they have
    on apartments? My screen is metal with a metal mesh...even though it's
    not the best thing to use...it is available & would not be noticeable
    to the manager.

    Just a wild idea before heading to the salt mines this evening.

    I am not a HAM operator, but that sounds like a really neat idea if you can
    get it working.


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  • From Phoobar@21:2/147 to Blue White on Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:13:40
    Has anyone ever tried to tune up a metal window screen like they have on apartments? My screen is metal with a metal mesh...even though it'
    I am not a HAM operator, but that sounds like a really neat idea if you can get it working.

    Back in the early days (about 100 or so years ago during rapid
    experimentation for amateurs)...you hear stories of hams using metal bed springs...fences & in Germany...using a safety rail along their highway for
    an extra long antenna.

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  • From dejavu@21:3/114 to Phoobar on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:33:07
    Hey Phoobar,
    I just went out and picked up the last 365 days of mail from the hub :)

    I've tuned up gutters as antennas in HOA's that don't allow antennas :)
    That speaker wire will make a great beverage antenna!

    73

    -Dejavu

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  • From Phoobar@21:2/147 to dejavu on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:00:56
    I just went out and picked up the last 365 days of mail from the hub :)

    No radio time for you! <Voice of Soup Nazi-Seinfeld>

    I've tuned up gutters as antennas in HOA's that don't allow antennas :)

    They actually did that on "Quantum Leap". As long as you can find a place to put the wire...must've been better than the ones who are running wires around their walls to do the same thing.

    That speaker wire will make a great beverage antenna!

    Been using that with the MP-1 SuperAntenna as the legs. Even got 1 of the 30'+/- feet being used with my home built EndFed.

    Am considering running this 50'spool of 18 ga as a long wire by splitting
    each side & soldering both ends together with a piece of shrink wrap to cover it to even use it outside eventually. Would also need to buy the long
    wire balun for my LDG Z100 tuner.

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