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30ct555



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PostSubject: earthing antennas   earthing antennas Icon_minitimeFri Sep 13, 2019 2:44 pm

i live in 2nd storie apartment and concrete all around .if i put earhrods into pots would that be ample to earth antenna,or can you give me any options de 30ct555
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PostSubject: Re: earthing antennas   earthing antennas Icon_minitimeFri Sep 13, 2019 7:48 pm

You could try an MFJ Artificial Ground unit. The easiest way in a flat is to use a balanced antenna, a dipole for example and use a choke on the coax feeder to keep some RF out of your flat.

And no, an electrical or RF ground cannot be found in a pot ... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: earthing antennas   earthing antennas Icon_minitimeSat Sep 14, 2019 8:40 am

An antenna doesn't have to be connected to a literal earth, indeed most antennas aren't. It is important to have some sort of ground plane, but for a lot of antennas this could be as little as a couple of quarter wave lengths of wire trailing around the balcony or some chicken wire around the sides of the balcony.
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PostSubject: Re: earthing antennas   earthing antennas Icon_minitimeSat Sep 14, 2019 4:25 pm

ok thanks to both of you for the comments at the moment vert antenna been used but 2 elm/delta loop up shortly.regards mike-30ct555
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