antenna for old apartment with very thick walls

Discussion in 'Homebrew and Kit Projects' started by KE0TWK, Apr 27, 2020.

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  1. KE0TWK

    KE0TWK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I live in a 50 year old apartment the thick walls prevent my HT from communicating with the world even after building loop antenna and a 40 m antenna which hangs down the side of building. does anyone have any suggestions how I can overcome the thick wall with a stealth antenna?
    I live on the 2nd floor with no access to the roof or even a porch
  2. KF4ZGZ

    KF4ZGZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Got a window?
    J-pole or ground plane stuck out the window will work great.
    You can even build a twinlead j-pole and let it hang down the wall.
    They will probably be deaf on the building side, but work good to the open side.

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