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Author Topic: Attic antenna for Halicrafter S-108  (Read 2025 times)
KB3FFH
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« on: January 01, 2015, 08:34:32 AM »

I was handed a Halicrafter S-108 receiver from my brother in law and am thinking about building a slinky dipole for the attic. Don't want to put anything outside. Will this work decent. Thanks
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KS2G
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 03:07:57 PM »

Practically anything will work reasonably well as a "receive only" antenna with that radio.

Back-in-the-day, using an S-108 as an SWL, I just strung-out a 50-foot "random wire" under the eaves of my house up about 20-feet.  Pulled in lots of signals from both shortwave broadcast stations and ham operators.

So your "Slinky" in the attic will probably be fine.

Some other easy-to-build options can be found here:
http://www.hamuniverse.com/shortwaveantenna.html

All that said, you'd definitely do better with something outside, if that's possible.



73,
Mel - KS2G
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