Re: Equipment Planning Question #elmer
Bruce - K6BAA
If your concern is an antenna sticking out of your roof, consider a "Ventenna". Attaches to an existing roof vent on your house. No one will know the difference. Dual band too!
On 10/9/2018 8:08 PM, Robert Vaughan wrote:
Dear GARY, Thank you for your advice. I am going to consider it. I already have power to the place. In fact, it’s a power pole that I own that has wires going to the PG&E pole. Currently, I have a dsl modem at the pole. The poll is mine, so I believe that I can attach an antenna to the top of it. I may just talk to the local repeater or possibly more than that. Even, HF in the future, if I upgrade my license. However, the ICOM radio that is priced at $12,000 is out of my league. I am not sure whether the lesser costing ICOM VHF/UHF radios have the same capability. It’s beginning to look like there may be more difficulty in this project than it’s worth. I may be vain, but I don’t necessarily want a radio antenna sticking out of my roof. Although I have a weather station and solar panels. This would add another utility item. The power pole where I would like to place an Antenna is hidden in a forest of trees and not easily seen from most areas around my home, but the trees are not tall enough to interfere with the radio. Sincerely, Robert Vaughan,