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Jay Cohen
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Thanks Fred!  I’ll be replying to your email soon.

From the research I’ve been doing, length DOES matter here until I hit around 32-40 counterpoise wires, when longer than 1/4 wavelength seems to work better.   Originally I had tried 8 counterpoises at 18 feet, and while I was able to hear even Barcelona Spain, when I dropped to 10M for the club Net, I had tuning issues again.  I’m wondering if 2 tuned wires per band might be the right answer here – which I hope to figure out later.

Is there anyone else using this antenna out there – NOT mounted on a vehicle?

Thanks!

Jay

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