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Ideas for an Apartment Balcany Antenna

Apr 21st 2012, 03:04


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Greetings Everyone,

I am looking for ideas for HF antennas (80-10) that would fit on an apartment balcany that measures about 9' 6" x 10'6" x 5'. The outside of the apartment complex buildings have aluminum siding.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Apr 21st 2012, 10:59


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Here is an example of one that works reasonably well, given the circumstances.

If it sounds like your antennas are being effectively shielded by the aluminum siding, you may need to consider other alternatives, such as portable operation. Listening tests may all you need to make this determination--find something that hears well--then work on the SWR, not the other way around.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

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