Re: First Base Station Antenna


On Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 06:18 PM, Doug - AB7DG - Tacoma WA wrote:
(3) I doubt that connecting your HT to a base station antenna would accomplish much...your HT's signal will be severely attenuated by the antenna's feed line unless you have a very short, or very expensive, feed line.
It would take an especially long, or especially lossy feedline to overcome the signal increase by putting an antenna in a better location (e.g. roof).  One can come up with a loss number that would negate installing a given antenna configuration but it's not likely that you would encounter this in any typical residential installation.  A unity gain or nominal gain antenna on the roof and say up to 100' of moderate loss line like 8X is still a very useful antenna installation for most FM operating, most certainly better than a rubber duck on the radio inside a house.  

Mark K5LXP
Albuquerque, NM

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