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Good Basic Antenna

Mar 14th 2013, 21:07

Darkhorse56

Joined: Mar 10th 2013, 22:04
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I'm new to Radio. I'm studying for my level 1 exam. I have a Kenwood 440-S and I'm looking for an All Purpose type of Antenna to start listening with. Can anyone recommend a particular antenna and a place to start?

Thank you,
Joe Grosso
Muncy, Pa
Mar 14th 2013, 21:54

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Hi Joe,

I'd suggest visiting this page.

http://www.arrl.org/antennas

You may not need much for listening, if you live in a wood framed house--10 or 15 ft of hookup wire plugged into the antenna socket of the rig and run up to the ceiling can pick up a surprising number of signals when the bands are good. For just this purpose, I have some hookup wire soldered to the center pin of a PL-259 connector.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Apr 16th 2013, 21:51

Darkhorse56

Joined: Mar 10th 2013, 22:04
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Thank you Zack
I purchased a dipole antenna and I'm planning to erect it in an inverted V and give it a try.

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