Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KK4QYN, Jun 11, 2019.
Can I leave this antenna outside?
Sure--if the coax connector is weather proofed
Would be best on the roof or high in a tree.
How about the whips, should they be sealed?
Typically hamsticks are already sealed
Just because I'm curious, why so many call signs? And the 'general' one, with the WV prefix is definitely odd for that time period.
I ran this configuration from late 2012 til Dec 2014 on my deck off the back of a town home (hoa) in Princeton, NJ. I did seal the coax connection and added a choke balun (beads). There was still decent propagation on 10 & 15 and I had good luck into Europe. But now? Aaargh. Now in DE with a G5RV, FT8 on (gag) 20, a band I avoided like the plague in NJ.
If you don't like 20 meters, why are you using it?
I don't think there's any danger of someone stealing it ...
I leave mine outside.