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    THREE EASY ANTENNAS FOR BEGINNERS

    I like this design, what are the terminals that attach the radials? They look to me like ground rod terminals, but I have not seen one like that locally that has the side tab on it like that.
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    Surprised how much antenna height affects results

    I did not have a chance to look this weekend, but I believe I have some scrap aluminum sheet that would be perfect to try this with. Would you attach the radials to the disc?
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    THREE EASY ANTENNAS FOR BEGINNERS

    Thanks! I read with great interest the antenna megathread that you and others contributed to while working on these and testing them.
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    Surprised how much antenna height affects results

    I'd never thought about building one with fittings like that before...it certainly looks a lot more durable than mine does (I've had to tighten the nuts on the radials several times so far...thinking about Loctite next.) How are the radials connected to the base?
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    THREE EASY ANTENNAS FOR BEGINNERS

    I'm currently using a spider built on a solder-on female BNC connector. I have a whole bag of these, but unfortunately, they aren't panel mount style, where it would be easy to screw or solder in the radials. Fortunately, this is easily fixed by adding a 5/8" stainless washer that I've drilled...
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    Surprised how much antenna height affects results

    I recently replaced my venerable Mk.3 spider antenna with a Flightaware pole, and was dismayed to see very little improvement in range. Just for kicks, I decided to try bringing a dongle up to my office with the original spider to see the difference. The original install was an attic install of...
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