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Subject: [TowerTalk] Metal House Siding and Antennas
From: (L. B. Cebik)
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 20:03:37 -0400 (EDT)
I lived in a house many years ago with aluminum siding and encountered the
following problem (as closely as I can analyze it:  junctions of siding
strips to another created what as best I can tell amounted to diode
junctions that produced an array of signals (mine) at many frequencies
above and below the operating frequency--all the way from broadcast AM
band to TV.  I am certain that the siding strips were not electrically
bonded.  Whether metal siding has improved since those days, I cannot say,
because I have never let myself live in or next to an aluminum sided
house.  I have resided a house in quality vinyl and must say that I like
the properties of that siding--both as a siding and for amateur radio

These are the experiences of one person, and hence should not be
generalized too far.



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