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    Default Well thats done... phew



    Just got through doing preventative maintance on my antenna.

    The antenna is what they call a G5RV which in my case is about 90 feet end to end with a 36' matching stub hanging from it.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9L1_W90w7D...RV+Antenna.jpg

    I have to let it down one end a little at a time while keeping it from hanging up on the rain gutters.

    Fortunatly there was very little to do, all the continuities checked out good (lower than .05 ohms) after a run of nearly 70' of coax cable.

    But oh my gawd is it hot and humid out there! I must have sweat out a gallon!

    That and mosquito avoidance! The downlead from the antenna falls right next to the pond and is a congregating spot for the little vampires. At least I knew enough to put on repellant and a permithrin soaked T shirt. I could see the frustrated little suckers buzzing all about my feet and ankles but they could not land!

    Oh well just brief little post which has nothing to do with astronomy
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    Default Re: Well thats done... phew

    Quote Originally Posted by UlteriorModem View Post
    Just got through doing preventative maintance on my antenna.

    The antenna is what they call a G5RV which in my case is about 90 feet end to end with a 36' matching stub hanging from it.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9L1_W90w7D...RV+Antenna.jpg

    I have to let it down one end a little at a time while keeping it from hanging up on the rain gutters.

    Fortunatly there was very little to do, all the continuities checked out good (lower than .05 ohms) after a run of nearly 70' of coax cable.

    But oh my gawd is it hot and humid out there! I must have sweat out a gallon!

    That and mosquito avoidance! The downlead from the antenna falls right next to the pond and is a congregating spot for the little vampires. At least I knew enough to put on repellant and a permithrin soaked T shirt. I could see the frustrated little suckers buzzing all about my feet and ankles but they could not land!

    Oh well just brief little post which has nothing to do with astronomy
    Yep, you ARE off topic in the off topic forum, lol

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    Default Re: Well thats done... phew

    Bit overkill just for a few extra TV channels if you ask me.....

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    Default Re: Well thats done... phew

    LOL at least I got it in the right forum.

    Well I guess it would work as a TV antenna but mostly I use it to talk around the globe on my radio.

    This morning after the check I worked Romania and Germany along with a few domestic stations one in Chicago and another in Boston. I get into those regions quite regurally.

    But as usual the afternoon T storms are walling up so got to disconnect everything and wait till they get done.

    It is something to do when the weather is crap for astronomy, which it will be for probably the rest of the month it seems.
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