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well the aerial should be delivered today and the radio in the next couple of days!

so i will be taking to some hills friday sat and sunday! not sure which day you will be around but i will keep my ears open for you!
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i'll let you know, could be any of those days. usually deffinatly out on sundays as a few mates come out too

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ok great! the aerial and magmount have arrived!
as promised i just need the radio now which i was told could arrive tomorrow or thursday i personally hope its tomorrow as i have tomorrow off work
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dave i'll WILL be heard over easter,poss from wrocester,or if wx crap & anttenas r fixed from
home (west mids).catch then [sign in to see URL] 26JR139-hb30 emoticon

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Bit late now, I know, as you've already bought an antenna, but the best and simplest antenna for static mobile use is an unloaded quarter wave. I'll explain:

Normal mobile antennas are physically shorter than they really should be for obvious reasons, and they do this by incorporating a coil of wire somewhere along the length to compensate for the shortness. (without going into inductance, capacitance and so-on.)

A full quarter-wave will be about 8'6" or so in length and has none of the power-wasting loading coils - it works as it is. The efficiency is about 3dB above a normal car antenna and although this isn't a lot when signal strengths are high, it can make the difference at low poundages or with high QRM/N.

The one I use apparently came from a tank, is copper coated steel and painted dark olive green and originally came in several sections, but I soldered most together to make a two-piece antenna - the top slots into the lower section. The mount on the bottom also fits the magmount perfectly.

By the way, I'm also from Devon - don't you go invading my patch on Dartmoor!!
 Andy.

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thanks andy!

im unsure where in devon you are but dont worry i have places that seem to do better than dartmoor (for some strange reason!) and they are closer to home!


5&9 into 163 div on FM from south devon is good enough for me who needs dartmoor? emoticon
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Yes - Dartmoor itelf isn't a lot of good, because of all the hills. It is high up, but there isn't a good 'take-off' clear to the horizon. As you said, there are better places, and the one I frequent is on the edge of the moor.

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well i have sent you a pm!

went out on the hill today but nothing around really.. spoke to a guy at west bay.. and another guy at mcdonalds in tiverton!.. nothing else really but i will keep looking!
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7 foot [sign in to see URL] on.
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