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12-05-2020, 01:23 PM
I was thinking about putting a 1/2 wave in my attic but had thoughts about radiating my house. Is there health concerns with this? Thanks

12-07-2020, 02:59 PM
I have a dipole in my attic, it's all good...My hair doesn't stand up!

12-07-2020, 08:32 PM
unless someone exist in a faraday cage .... we are all bombarded all day every day by radio waves from communication broadcast and other sources . . if it caused any real heath risk folks wouldn't be allowed to work or live near those sources (microwave systems can be different FWIU though) . antennas will perform better above or clear of structures , but folks do use them in attics . most anything can be made to work but some things definitely work better than other things .

Cedar Mountain Radio
01-05-2021, 02:28 AM
It might work best if you can make it an inverted Vee so it will have both vertical and horizontal energies.

12-20-2021, 08:09 PM
Half wave dipole made out of copper pipe to maximize skin effect and bandwidth. Works good lasts long time. You’re not gonna grow a fourth nipple or extra ear it’ll be fine.

12-20-2021, 08:38 PM
I've got a Falcon 2400 dipole in my attic...inverted V mounted against Gable end of house...talked to England, Germany and Trinidad y'day on 385 LSB. Barefooted Roadpro Titan II radio...

Edit: moved dipole out of the attic and ran it vertical up a tree beside the house today...much better transmission and receive tonight...also hooked up my HR2510 that I just got back from Rogerbird

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