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Old 01-14-2016, 08:28 PM   #11
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I googled "slinky antenna" and got this site, among others.

http://www.nonstopsystems.com/radio/...io_antenna.htm

This guy goes on about the limited space and need to be sneaky in his apartment. Maybe something here for you.
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Old 01-30-2016, 04:05 PM   #12
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Default tvi and antenna for apartment

I have ordered some toroids from MFJ, hope they will stop some of the tvi.

repositioned the 25 foot random wire slightly ( and lifted up the aluminum blinds!), much better matching now.

dc ground is a connection to the hot water heat pipes in the apartment, that dropped the noise level a noticeable amount, but its still way high.

I would like to get a screwdriver type antenna, depends on how much money I make in the next 2 months ( got a temp job doing tax returns till April 15).

has anybody used the MFJ apartment antenna? this is the basic unit that tunes with clips on the coil. its rated highly, thinking about it for both the apartment and the 5er.
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I have ordered some toroids from MFJ, hope they will stop some of the tvi.

repositioned the 25 foot random wire slightly ( and lifted up the aluminum blinds!), much better matching now.

dc ground is a connection to the hot water heat pipes in the apartment, that dropped the noise level a noticeable amount, but its still way high.

I would like to get a screwdriver type antenna, depends on how much money I make in the next 2 months ( got a temp job doing tax returns till April 15).

has anybody used the MFJ apartment antenna? this is the basic unit that tunes with clips on the coil. its rated highly, thinking about it for both the apartment and the 5er.
I have bought two HS screw driver antennas at ham fests for $150 total they IMHO are not the best made but they work as well as any. They will have to be taken apart and cleaned up and the tuning spring in the top will have to be replaced (HS web site has them $16) but after that you'll be on the air for little money. One lives in my camper and the other is a loaner for our ARC.
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