Monday, April 14, 2014

Antenna experiments curtailed in the flat

It's the down side of living in a unit. My squid pole antenna support off the balcony is virtually invisible from the ground, but not it seems to the resident one floor above. Today I received a polite but firm note.


I've only been leaving it up over weekends but unfortunately that needs to stop for a while. Here's the new more "stealthy" arrangement.


Unfortunately, due to all the metal in the balcony, the SWR is quite high. I can tune it down to about 3:1 but that's as good as it gets.

2 comments:

Patrick Novak said...

Oh bother... pity.. eh?

cheers
Patrick

Peter Marks said...

Yes, a pity, but it's been fun. I can still talk to nearby stations with the dipole within the balcony.