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Homebase antenna advice and troubleshooting

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:35 am


I've heard of people on HAM bands using wire antennas stretched across there fence or roof, I was just wondering why it isnt so popular in CB?

And how would I go about contructing one of these?

Thankyou. :D
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Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:13 am

cb is designed to work on a vertical antenna and a wire is horizontal so would not work as effectively

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Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:54 am

:D wire attic dipoles can work well for cb ...I have one but it would work better for cb as an inverted V as this will give near vertical omnidirectional signal path whereas horizontaly polarised will be bidirectional :wink:

:) Its important to include a choke at the feedpoint to prevent the coax(if you are using coax instead of twin line) from becoming a part of the antenna.
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