email@example.com list, Jan. 1999
Todd: I would like to hear some of the ways folks have
disguised antennas (mainly verticals) other than as flagpoles.
Matz: This reminds me of my yard about ten years ago. You have
a wooden fence. Good.
There are no trees on the lot, except for one that is only 10ft
so far /.../ fenced in yard (wooden) 6ft high. Suggestions anyone?
Get a good antenna tuner (if you don't have one) and learn how to
2. Get some insulated wire (house wire will work) and an
eight-foot ground rod.
3. Put the ground rod in near the fence. That's your coax
4. Put a number of 1/4 wave radiators (234/f in feet), separated,
up on the fence ... like 8' for 10m, 16' for 20m, etc., all in parallel
to the coax center conductor. They don't have to be straight ...
just 6 feet up, and then over horizontally ... or slanted at a 45
or so, and then bent over. Keep as much of the wire as high as possible.
If they can be placed far from the house, then you can put up at
least three radiators for three bands easily.
Use the tuner inside the shack.
this method on 75m too. It's not as efficient as some antenna
systems, but it is cheap.