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Post by denver on Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:35 pm

Ihad a long wire antenna run about 70 feet high . Thought i had after 9pm radios only. only time get anything.
Then had idea . Telephone i only use two wires in the interface box out side . The other two are for extra lines .
So i hooked onto these two wires now i have a loooong wire antenna work great . Doesn,t cause any problem with phone try it .
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Post by sprman on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:02 pm

Careful of lighting,it can come in the lines!I use a 110 foot longwire 20 feet up works great here. Sprman : )

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Post by denver on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:07 pm

Iam in the mountians of Virginia. Down in a valley so low .
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Post by sprman on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:23 pm

Lighting can go anywhere.Being in a low valley a nice longwire say as long as you can make it would helpOne thing to watch is noise... I moved my ant so its as quite as i could find.Helps for weak DX.Sprman : )

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Post by denver on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:50 pm

Thanks will try. Very Happy
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Post by denver on Sun May 23, 2010 6:30 pm

Finally have a good working long wire antenna. Ran a piece
of 10 gauge wire in a L shape 200 foot long and 20 foot up.
Picks up a station all over the dial. And all day long.
Got this ideal off of some guy named Sprman. Wink
Have to finish with lighting protection and earth ground.
Then i will be finished with it . Smile
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun May 23, 2010 6:43 pm

If this is a non-transformer operated set, that is series string tubes, it is highly reccommended against using a ground.
This is a shock hazzard, and, if grounded, and, if plug is reversed, you will be shorting one side of the ac line to the other.
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Post by denver on Sun May 23, 2010 9:16 pm

It is a 1931 model 11 tube . It will be fine thanks for the concern. And a 1949 5 tube. Very Happy
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