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Shortening wire antenna w8erd 1 day, 5 hours ago

Here is a study on the subject.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Tuning trim/add to EFHW antenna? USAF_VET 2 days, 16 hours ago
You could could use antenna modeling software to figure out what it does in an idealized situation and extrapolate that to your installation, but the most practical solution is to get an an Antenna Analyzer to do SWR sweeps of the antenna to speed up the cut and try.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Endorsement Stickers on Certificate WM9I 4 days, 13 hours ago

Best Material To Use For Mast? KB4QZC 5 days, 16 hours ago
I know this isn't the same, as it describes a tower with a base on the ground. But, the goal is the same, to use the house in a structurally sound manner.

AUG 1996 - QST (PG. 35)
Install a House-Bracketed Tower--the Right Way!
Author: Brock-Fisher, Tony, K1KP

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

Lets reach out to older hams in Nursing Homes N0HWJ 1 week, 2 days ago
Hi Allan,

Thanks for your efforts. Your story may be helpful to others wanting to promote ham radio.

Seniors living in group homes may have enough social contact as it is and that ham radio doesn't fulfill a need.
Seniors who live alone and are socially isolated may be more interested in ham radio.

It may also be that those of use who work hard to continually learn new things in life are the exception.
I talk to hams who aren't interested in learning math, even though that would allow them to design their own radios.

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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