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[TowerTalk] Getting Open Wire Feeds Into the House (Shack)?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Getting Open Wire Feeds Into the House (Shack)?
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Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 16:17:38 EST
In a message dated 15.11.99 13:02:09 Pacific Standard Time, K7GCO writes:
     All this talk about long lines is not for those on 100x100' lots but 
there are creative ways to extend your horizons.
   I'm not addressing the 100'x100' lot guys which I was for 44 years here in 
Seattle.  I ran open wire line to another lot 500' away and had an antenna 
there with permission.  I ran a Beverage of green insulated wire on the grass 
and property line across 4 lots and they never knew it was there.  The house 
on the last lot had some noisy appliances I got them to fix also.  Back in SD 
I ran an open wire line over a high way and railroad 600' to a baseball park 
and used the light poles.  I had a large diameter horizontal loop around the 
poles and could get some lights to flicker.  I melted the ice off the wire 
with a high current 304TL filament transformer.  I ran a 600' open wire line 
to a dipole between 2 elevators.  I've connected to railroad tracks, unused 
telephone lines and the top fence wires for beverages.  I added the insulator 
unseen by the owner and they are still there.  With a series fixed .1 ufd and 
a series BC variable I've connected to the ground wire of the 110 V line for 
a receive antenna on the BC, 160& 80M band.  We have been connecting the groun
d wire to the wrong terminal all these years.  I've laid insulated LW'ers on 
frozen lakes.  It takes creative imagination to get antenna advantages no 
matter where you live.  

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