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by Jock Elliott
Fri May 12, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: any reasonably-sized directional antennas for FM broadcast radio reception?
Replies: 5
Views: 5882

Re: any reasonably-sized directional antennas for FM broadcast radio reception?

I wonder if the jungle job could be assembled using replacement telescoping antennas that are sometimes available for shortwave radios?

Three telescoping antennas, a bit of wood and some wire?
by Jock Elliott
Thu May 04, 2023 11:39 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: any reasonably-sized directional antennas for FM broadcast radio reception?
Replies: 5
Views: 5882

any reasonably-sized directional antennas for FM broadcast radio reception?

Recently, I became interested in chasing down some low-power community FM broadcast stations.

Yes, I know it is possible to build yagis to cover the commercial FM broadcast range, but I was hoping for something more compact and more readily portable...

Cheers, Jock
by Jock Elliott
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

Andrew,

No progress. Been busy. More soon.

Cheers, Jock
by Jock Elliott
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

I will check those out.
by Jock Elliott
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

Wow, Andrew, just wow!

Someday, the pie and coffee are definitely on me!

Cheers, Jock
by Jock Elliott
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

"Also since it will be invisible and won't be an obstacle and since it will effectively reduce the noise a lot on lower frequencies" -- music to my ears.

Once a year, we get winter here at my location. I don't suppose snow and/or ice will affect the performance of the LOG?
by Jock Elliott
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

The LOG antenna idea is intriguing.

Measurements:

- Left corner of house to downspout: approx. 16 ft
- Downspout to right corner of house: approx 19.5 ft.
- height of gutter above ground at downspout: approx 10 feet

Cheers, Jock
by Jock Elliott
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Perhaps goofy antenna idea
Replies: 37
Views: 24915

Re: Perhaps goofy antenna idea

Here's my situation: I planned to run the antenna underneath the plastic rain gutter and run the downlead behind the downspout. Underneath the ladder is a strip of concrete sidewalk. The radio room is behind the two windows all the way to the right. https://i.postimg.cc/w3QrF2HQ/Oakwood-and-antenna-...
by Jock Elliott
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: Can we get permissions for attachments or an easy way to post images?
Replies: 2
Views: 5198

Can we get permissions for attachments or an easy way to post images?

??

Would like to post some pix of my outside situation re: antennas.

Cheers, Jock
by Jock Elliott
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Advice
Topic: So I want to connect my horizontal room loop to an MFJ 1045C
Replies: 2
Views: 4797

Re: So I want to connect my horizontal room loop to an MFJ 1045C

Got it. Thanks!

I think I will try first with the adaptor.