[RFI] G5RV opens/closes garage door
Mon, 02 Nov 1998 06:38:02 -0600
My brand new G5RV installation opens and closes neighbors remote
controlled garage door. Every dit/dah sends the door in the opposite
direction. It also assaults another neighbors hand-clap-controlled
lamp. The garage is about 35' from the ladder line stub. The
hand-clap-lamp is about 50' in the opposite direction. Needless to say,
my hamming debut in this neighborhood was a flop.
This G5RV has the highest SWR I've seen (5 to 1 on 40 meters & 3.5 to 1
on 20 meters), but I've heard that's just the way they 'work' in some
installations. This G5RV (from RadioWorks) has a current balun between
the 30' 450 ohm ladder line stub and the 70' coax feedline to the rig.
Is the G5RV part of the problem - with it's high SWR? The ladder line
is in the clear, drops straight down from the 102' flattop, and the
balun is about 4 feet off the ground.
Can anyone help me with these two problems or tell me how to access
archives if the solution has been discussed already?
Frank T. Brady
W0ECS - in Appleton WI indefinitely
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