Is there a 2-3 meter long loaded dipole for the USB 40m ham band that I can use on a 2nd floor balcony?

  • $\begingroup$ If you can’t project a (more than 4M) long fishing rod out of your balcony, but have to stay within the balcony, my guess is that a small magnetic loop antenna might be more efficient than a 2 or 3 meter long dipole on 40M. You’ll have to experiment. $\endgroup$
    – hotpaw2
    Sep 24, 2021 at 2:58
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, hotpaw2 - An easily-stored away fishing pole or even a Hustler is the probably a good way to go - maybe coupling the two balustrades as a working 'ground.' $\endgroup$
    – GNS
    Sep 24, 2021 at 11:33
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    $\begingroup$ Would you please make that an answer @hotpaw2? $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Sep 27, 2021 at 14:52


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