Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KJ7SIS, Jan 14, 2021.
No question about that, I was just commenting on a wire to a tree in Montana . .
A long wire auto tuner (SGC, SEA, MFJ, etc) and a random piece of wire strung up somehow, even if it looks like a clothesline, will beat a 4 foot antenna all to hell.
Checking the power supply out - any noise issues?
I'm in a HOA too.
My neighbor asked when I first put up a 6M LFA, " is that cb radio?" I said "No, I'm tired of cable tv bills, it's a TV antenna for long distance"
Then I now have raised a 2M lfa and 432 lfa. If he asks again I'll tell him i need more station channels.
Now you've done it.
Somebody will come along and declare it sacrilegious to get the 991 instead of an IC-7300.....
It's not. It's not a bad little radio. Now, the original version, the 991 WAS quite a bad little radio, and many have not forgot that.
What's not so hot about the 991a? Rather poor display. Otherwise, if you want a shack-in-the-box radio, it's not bad. Most would probably be able to dispense with that, however and just buy a nice dual band FM radio to chat on the repeaters, since that is all most will do above 6-meters.
Nicely mowed yard! How to you avoid hitting the guy ropes?
At least you're not really lying, because the VHF beams really can be used for OTA TV reception, and if you ever needed to prove that to someone, just connect one to a TV set and it's easy to prove.
Looks kinda like painted grass to me.
Not a bit as long *as you get a real one*. The 1001 imitations can be very noisy.
BTW - Our HOA doesn't give a crap about antennas one way or the other