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Author Topic: Aluminum siding and proximity to loop antenna  (Read 344 times)
N9JG
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« on: August 03, 2005, 02:31:42 PM »

I live in a two-story slab house with aluminum siding on the walls. Has anyone had any experience with mounting an external transmitting loop antenna (for 80 or 160 m) near aluminum siding? I am guessing it is not recommended, but I would be interested in any comments about this topic.

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N3BIF
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 08:58:23 PM »

 If you mean a fullwave horizontal, yes. Mine passes about 15 feet overhead of my two stories and roughly parrallel and for a distance of 40 feet on each of the longest sides of my "120m loop" .  
      To explain, I made the loop as long as my yard could contain about 400 feet. So it is roughly 60 feet x 140 feet. 40 of those 140 feet pass over the house on the two sides of the house. I am not sure if the excess footage beyond the 80m fullwave is helpfull or not. It tunes up just as easily as it did when it was 270 feet long, overall performance seems a bit improved but who really knows.
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