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Going back to a post I made about my icom remote tuner which is actually a at130e

I have a fibreglass HD mast 25ft the wire goes up this and then the wire goes horizontal to the corner of house and then a slight dogleg to follow the boundary line of garden this slopes down to ground

What I'm looking for is any recommendations as to what height above ground the end of the wire should be... or is it simply a doesn't matter or a suck it n see affair..?

Thanks all

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M0OEG wrote:
Going back to a post I made about my icom remote tuner which is actually a at130e

I have a fibreglass HD mast 25ft the wire goes up this and then the wire goes horizontal to the corner of house and then a slight dogleg to follow the boundary line of garden this slopes down to ground

What I'm looking for is any recommendations as to what height above ground the end of the wire should be... or is it simply a doesn't matter or a suck it n see affair..?

Thanks all

high enough that it cannot be easily reached would be a good idea, quite high voltage can develop at the end of antennas, nasty suprise for someone unwittingly touching it. Other than that who knows.

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Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:26 pm
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It's also ICNIRP compliance, you need to take steps to mitigate the radiation hazard if it is close to where the public can have access, like your neighbours garden?

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Yea I only use 5 watts paul on all bands

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diamond x6000n @ 55ft agl
jaybeam D15 / 1296 SLOT FED
23cms wimo shf-2344 @ 55ft agl
66ft wire dipole @ 25ft agl
1.5mtr Prime Focus dish for oscar 100 es'hail sat
207ft ASL
LOOK FOR US AT GB3EG 430.9125. 82.5hz +7.6mhz WIGAN REPEATER.


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Yea I only use 5 watts paul on all bands

You are compliant :good:

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;) :thumbsup:

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diamond x6000n @ 55ft agl
jaybeam D15 / 1296 SLOT FED
23cms wimo shf-2344 @ 55ft agl
66ft wire dipole @ 25ft agl
1.5mtr Prime Focus dish for oscar 100 es'hail sat
207ft ASL
LOOK FOR US AT GB3EG 430.9125. 82.5hz +7.6mhz WIGAN REPEATER.


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