Saturday, May 27, 2017

TURN YOUR GUTTER INTO A SHORTWAVE ANTENNA

Hello and welcome back... This is a great idea..

I thought this was a joke when i first heard of it, turning your rain gutter around your home into a shortwave antenna...

But its not and... It works

I decided to give it a go, and was surprised just how much of a signal i got.

This idea would be perfect for people in rentals, unit blocks or just want a stealth antenna without the normal antenna's gaining unwanted attention.

All you need is a downpipe close by (the shorter the wire run, the better) and screw in a wire attachment / lug (see photos below), then connect to your shortwave antenna and watch your radio come alive... give it a go.

THE IDEA (from facebook post)



MY SETUP (using a metal elbow pushed into a wall bracket)


SIGNAL BEFORE (a very weak signal - even with the retractable antenna fully extended)


SIGNAL AFTER (attached to the gutter - signal excellent)

OVERALL AN EXCELLENT RESULT...

#gutterantenna
#gutter

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