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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Alex_Knight, Dec 3, 2004.
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Happy Holidays Folks ! ! !
Man, I'll bet THAT hurt!;f
Was it right hand or left hand cut?
Does one way hurt less than the other?
Hiya Alex, hows the signal on that Ham? What kind of antenna did you get?!??;n ;5 ;U ^2 ~1
So Alex...what kind of mustard do you like with your 'ham'? ;f
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I used a home built yagi, fashioned out of coat hangers and tin-foil.
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Now, just a minute, here!
I'll have you know I put a bit of aluminum foil on every - and I mean every - antenna I've ever erected, and I've been a ham since 1964.
Why? Well, in spite of what the books tell you, I learned as a kid in the early 50s with an old Philco table-top TV that putting foil on the rabbit ears improved reception greatly. This was from empirical testing, not just guessing. So, I figured there just may be some kind of magic to all this, and I always put a small piece of tin foil on all my antennas, wire and tubing. And, ya know?...they all worked extremely well, with standing wave ratios of less than 1.2:1.