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Aluminium Pool Screen Enclosure Nov 29th 2021, 09:29 2 1,069 on 29/11/21

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Aluminium Pool Screen Enclosure KI4IHS on 29/11/21
In the past i have had both an OCF dipole antenna and a single band center fed dipole antenna installed in fairly close proximity to my pool screen enclosure (aluminium). Performance seemed to be pretty good and unaffected by the structure. I was mostly interested in the 10-20m bands and both my dipoles. In both instances my dipoles were installed very low (~15ft) but worked really well.

Is there a rule of thumb on how close a dipole can be to a screen enclosure? Does the antenna see this structure as ground? Anyone have an EZ-NEC model that simulates an aluminium structure near a dipole?

Appreciate any comments/thoughts. thanks,

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