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PostSubject: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 3:49 pm

I have just put my antenna up a couple of feet more and i seem to get more static as people on here say get it as high as possible is it worth it
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QTH or Location : TUUSLA- FINLAND
Equipment Used : ft-450d-mc kinley - cobra 19dxeu- lincoln+2 - superstar lord - grant 2 - tti hand held- alan42- crt mike cb - zodiac 68 hunting radio hand held- and few PMR 2
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 4:08 pm

Old saying, hight is might, but a lot depends on your own set up, coax, what antenna and what location you are in, testing and looking what will work for you, good luck in your radio hobby
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Equipment Used : ORIGINAL President Lincoln, Midland 8001XT, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna, use a AMP ofcourse I do sometimes
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 4:17 pm

Static is natural on all radio dont matter how high your antenna is , are you sure you dont mean your getting interference from what we call QRM which is interference from man made electronics ie: WiFi routers , LED lights , and many other things of the like, because if it's that it now a part of radio life ,its true of the saying hight is might with antennas, but without actually hearing what your classing as static it's a bit hard to say .

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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 5:01 pm

Now i put it down to QRM im getting around 5lb of the stuff on USB mid but if i go onto FM mid its about a 4  and on high its a 7
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeMon Dec 14, 2020 5:11 pm

If it is QRM (man made interference) like I said it's a part of modern life with radio now ,how long have you had your antenna higher because if it's only about a week or so if you wait you might see the noise drop as I siad QRM is a pain for radio now it goes up and down the noise because of it ,and this time of year being Christmas it worse with all the cheap Chinese Christmas lights that's about spewing out interference.
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Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 6:27 pm

At this time of year the noise increases as people put on their Xmas lights, especially those LED type. See where it is in January once everyone has taken them down.
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 6:59 pm

There is no one near me with LED lights just over the road will they count
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeFri Dec 18, 2020 7:31 pm

They can do sometimes because normally there cheap LED light , also another  thing when the council put  LED street lamps in my area I did notice that when they switch on I do get a slight higher level of noise .
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Equipment Used : ss9900 mass dx 5000 sirio 4000hp sirio 5000 turbo trimag tti 801 crt7u crt space-u pmr
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeSat Dec 19, 2020 11:22 am

yes this old noise crap when i was using my silver rod very little noise but the new A99 went up, yes i here all them shouting why did you buy that , The wind wrecked my silver rod, so that is why i have the A99 and i am to old to be up and down ladders, now on uk40 there is some noise about sig 5, but on mid band a lot less and as i move down the freq nothing and at 25mhz nothing very clear, so we do not use uk40 up our way we use midband Am Fm SSB we still use if there is a lift,but its mostly midbands now
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PostSubject: Re: putting antenna up higher   putting antenna up higher Icon_minitimeSat Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm

I have put antenna up another 4 foot re-measured SWR and QRM has dropped by about 2lb  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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