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[TowerTalk] Metal House Siding and Antennas

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Metal House Siding and Antennas
From: (Lee Buller)
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 12:14:03 -0500
At 09:25 AM 9/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I have to put siding on my house. I would prefer to use metal, rather than 
>vinyl. I have a TH11 on a 50 foot tower set about 5 feet from the house. I'm 
>concerned about detuning the antenna, and rectification or harmonics from 
>resonant lengths of siding.  Does anyone have any experience with aluminum or 
>steel siding under a similiar tower/antenna?
>I apologize for sending this to 3 reflectors, but I need an immediate response 
>so I can sign a contract, and I want to reach as many hams as possible.

I have had a steel sided house.  Not to much of a problem from what I could
tell.  Even had a 40 meter Delta loop running by it.  Loaded up great and I
worked lots of countries on 40.

I like Vinyl better thatn the metal for some reason.  But, each to his own.


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