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RE: FM Antenna?

Steve, I see you tried one alternate position mounting your folded dipole on the wall. It might be easier to mount it on any lightweight scrap wood of appropriate length. Add a "T" handle to facilitate manual positioning. Then select one or two stations you consider most important and try moving your temporary mounting around. Experiment with both direction and elevation. Normally the higher the better but I found this is not always true. Once you find the "best" position figure out a way for more permanent mounting in that position.

Also, while I'm not an expert on all this, I've read that while FM stations originally transmitted signals intended for horizontal pick up, the realization of the importance of automotive reception caused them to realign for vertical antennas. So you might experiment with that too with the portable testing.

"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." Thelonious Monk


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