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23-05-2020, 10:31   #211
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Unfortunately those are really only bushes and not nearly tall enough. What are the tallest trees you have take pics, pm me if you want, ideally I'd like the see pics of the whole property.

The insulation on those cables is pretty thick, they wouldn't be wrapped around each other if not. I'd be a lot more worried about the other line which could be 10 Kva. You don't want to go near that under any circumstances.

You may want to install a mast of some sort, a 40 foot mast, of some sort, get scaffolding poles but they'd need to be guyed.

Anyway hard to know what you can do without pics of the whole property.
OK, no problem Mad_Lad. Yes, I suppose they are more bushes than trees really. I will take a few photos of the whole property later to give you a better idea. There is only one "proper" high tree which is to the left of the back of the house.

The High Voltage line is running high above the house, but more to the front, so I don't think we would be going anywhere near it to be honest.

Or my other option, if everything else fails, is to install a seperate antenna for 80m and leave the one I have for 40m upwards?
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23-05-2020, 19:38   #212
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OK, no problem Mad_Lad. Yes, I suppose they are more bushes than trees really. I will take a few photos of the whole property later to give you a better idea. There is only one "proper" high tree which is to the left of the back of the house.

The High Voltage line is running high above the house, but more to the front, so I don't think we would be going anywhere near it to be honest.

Or my other option, if everything else fails, is to install a seperate antenna for 80m and leave the one I have for 40m upwards?
You could install a separate antenna for 80 meter long EFHW for 160 it will do 80 M also.

When you send me pics I should have a good idea what's what.
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23-05-2020, 19:39   #213
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Lads going to give QSO tonight a miss, going to sit on my ass in the sitting room and make some digital contacts. Too tired for going to the shack tonight.
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23-05-2020, 23:20   #214
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Actually decided to give the radio a miss for one night lol, watching a movie on Netflix.
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30-05-2020, 19:15   #215
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Sorry Lads, won't be available tonight for QSO, I'll be helping someone get their Kiwi SDR on the air, another one for Ireland :-)
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02-06-2020, 21:08   #216
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Hi Mad Lad, I see sdr.hu is now finished. Is there a direct link to your online sdr now?
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Hi Mad Lad, I see sdr.hu is now finished. Is there a direct link to your online sdr now?
Here's another site that links to Kiwi SDRs.

http://kiwisdr.com/public/
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Here's another site that links to Kiwi SDRs.

http://kiwisdr.com/public/
Thanks a mill Mad Lad
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Hello ML having a nice time reading your thread.

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Here's another site that links to Kiwi SDRs.

http://kiwisdr.com/public/
Thankfully there are more there. Thanks M. :-)
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Hello ML having a nice time reading your thread.

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Thankfully there are more there. Thanks M. :-)
No bother, unfortunately my Kiwi is offline again due to issues with the reverse proxy. Dam those ISPs for blocking ports.
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