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Offline Static_Mantra

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Mini Whip
« on: March 26, 2017, 1959 UTC »
today i experimented and wrapped about 25 feet of wire around the top railing of my balcony, spaced about 3 inches apart each wrap. I then connected one end to the bnc connection going into the whip which would be the outer coax. the signals are now excellent and the noise level dropped to about S2.
is this wire acting like a "ground" kind of, or is the wire being the main antenna instead of the whip ?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 2001 UTC by Static_Mantra »
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Offline Josh

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Re: Mini Whip
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 1719 UTC »
It seems like both, as you've added a counterpoise to the system. Nice to get some gain as well as reduced noise.
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.