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Offline Laidbackdx

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11 meter dipole antenna
« on: January 08, 2017, 2227 UTC »
Was thinking of installing one I live in a wooded area with low power lines how high should I install it and how far away from the house
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Re: 11 meter dipole antenna
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 1515 UTC »
A short answer, as high as possible, and as far from the house and power lines as possible. Last month, I've finally put up a Windom and the big goal was to reduce the noises that I get from the house and the power lines. What's nice about being below 30MHz is that you can run longer runs of coax without much loss. I put that Windom 60ft away from the house and power lines here, and what a world of difference it is to finally hear tough catches. Hope that helps.
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Re: 11 meter dipole antenna
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 1611 UTC »
It still pays to use better coax if you can. 27Mc is close enough to the typical 30Mc db loss figures to be considered the same, 9913, lmr400, and even cable tv coax would do better than most rg8 and rg58. Better coax helps out on tx too, if all you have is 12w of ssb power from your cb, better coax will help get more of those 12w out the pipe.
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Re: 11 meter dipole antenna
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 0718 UTC »
I run 90 watts ssb and 40 watts am
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