Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ham Radio Shack in a NYC Apartment. Post #658.


If you're having difficulty in viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/GmrfZqLCWuw.  When I lived in an apartment, I had a several problems:  almost no space for an antenna; station location on a second floor--a nightmarish grounding situation; and a bunch of unfriendly, suspicious neighbors who thought the 2 meter mobile whip on my old VW Karmann Ghia made me some kind of government agent. But, compared to the producer of this video, John (W2IU), who lives in New York City, my problems were minor.  Even in such dire operating conditions, it's possible to operate an amateur radio station and erect a working antenna.  If you follow John's suggestions, be sure to have a decent counterpoise wire to help keep rf out of the shack and to help supply the missing half of the vertical antenna.  Even a compromise antenna is better than no antenna. Hopefully, John's video will give you some ideas.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).