Greetings! Any antenna gurus out there?
I'm really not an antenna guru, but did want you to know someone was in here.
The main moderator, Ivy Iverson, is temporarily away from this echo, for personal committments outside FIDOnet...and she's more knowledgeable about antennas than I am. I'm not sure when she'll be back in, as I've been recovering from major dental surgery last week...and have been trying to slowly
work my way back on the air.
Since I'm just a Technician, and where I am has a tendency to get a lot of lightning hits when thunderstorms are around, I just have a magmount antenna here in the shack. But, I had to move it away from the computer, as I was getting too much QRM when I tried to access packet. Granted, I could do better with an outside antenna, but I really don't want all that hassle...since I don't have much time to do on the air work anyway...except for my weekly traffic nets here in Little Rock.
Basically, from what I've seen...if you can get by with a smaller, less bulky
antenna...that's a better route to go with. Again, I'm not an antenna guru (neither am electronically minded, for that matter)...but I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.
Good luck, and 73!!
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