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metal roof under a ocfd antenna

Aug 31st 2016, 20:49

K7WYR

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I live in a mobile home. I would like to run a ocfd antenna across the roof to a tree in back of the mobile. The front of the antenna will attach to a house knob screwed into the peak of the roof than extend towards the tree at maybe a 45 degree angle. Running a 100 watts will the reflections off the metal roof cause any cancellation of signal or maybe help the transmitted signal. Thanks for your help Doug Flint K7WYR.
Sep 6th 2016, 15:17

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Give it a try and see how it works for you. OCFD antennas are notoriously finicky in even the best situations--who knows how it will load up in your case.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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