[TowerTalk] The Care and feeding of an 80 meter Zepp
Justin Burket (KL1RL)
zorton at jtan.com
Tue Mar 29 10:07:40 EST 2005
> My advice is to throw away the 300 ohm line and the coax.
> Simply extend the wire (using another piece of wire) into your
> shack, and connect that wire to the center conductor of the
> tuner input.
I'll have to give this a try as well and see how it compares. I think
I have a good counterpoise in the metal railing outside my shack
window. I suspect I could connect that to the railing or to the vent
Right now I simply eliminated the coax from the 300 ohm line to the
tuner and simply connected the 300 ohm signal line to the center
conductor of my tuner. The other side I connected to chassis ground
and to the hot water pipe. This made QUITE the improvement. Noise
floor dropped a bit and I heard some signals I typically don't hear.
The trouble is now i've discovered a nice chunk of noise from my
computer monitor. I blame cat hair falling into the monitor over the
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