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radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:46 pm
by M0GLU
Hi All,

Thank you for letting me join.

My question.

What are the rules for amateur radio antennas establishment?
The amateur license authorizes the establishment of antenna?

Have to ask permission from the property owner if the property is rented?
In condominium for what?

Thank you

Best 73' Tony

Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:19 pm
by m0lsx
Hi Tony, welcome to the forum.
It's just a guess, but have you been licensed in a different country?
The rules for antennas are complicated, but you should apply to your local council for planning permission to put any amateur radio antenna on your building. But a lot of amateurs do not & do not have issues.
Something like a collinear VHF/UHF antenna in general does not normally attract any problems & many people put up wire antennas that do not even get noticed. It depends on what you want to do, on what the advice is.
No having an amateur radio licence does not give you any rights as far as antennas are concerned.
I would expect most owners of any rented building to want to know if someone is going to mount an antenna on their building.


Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:25 am
by M0GLU
Hi Alan,

Thank you for your quick response.

Yes, my original call sign is HG4FC.
I'm come from Hungary and licenced over 20 years.
But my new home is England.

Thank you for information, I understood.

At the moment I think and plan.

At the moment I have one handheld radio for 2meter and 70cm FM (Baofeng MK-3), and smal magtenic collinear.
I tried the 2m local repeater (Crawley), but I don't got it answer my call.

Near future I like work in HF frequencies with QRP.

My first idea is the simple logn wire ant.
Behind my home building have some tree.
I thought when I like use the radio, I drop the long wire up tree.
If I the end use the radio, remove the wire ant.

My other question, what is the popular 2m and 70cm FM chat freq?

Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:55 am
by m0lsx
Welcome to England, we are getting several amateurs now who have held calls else where. I was chatting to an M0 who had moved from Poland a few weeks ago at a petrol station & when I took my full exam years ago one of the others on my course was an Italian electrician.
Have you set the Baofeng to wide FM? I only ask as I had a problem with my cheap handhelds & then realised that the wide & narrow settings are not what we think. Narrow is for PMR, whilst wide FM works for amateur radio. Altering my handy to wide FM made the difference for me.
I think if it was me I would would use a thin grey wire. Something like speaker wire & leave my QRP antenna up. Most people will not notice it. Another option, if you have access to a garden is some base fed quarter waves & a fiberglass roach pole, it's what I often use when out portable.
meters & 70 cm varies from area to area. Some areas are busy & friendly others quiet & they only talk to each other. My mother lives around an hours drive away. Some of my locals only talk to each other, so even when you know hey are there, they ignore anyone different & not part of their group, the same with a town I drive past. No simplex even when you can hear the dualling banjo's. At my mothers I can work several repeaters & all are friendly & get answers on, if someone is around.
I see you use APRS & that your HG4FC call leads to your website & that you did ATV & had an interest in SDR.

Is that a Storks nest next to your Vertical on one of your cloud photo's?? A German friend has Storks in her area & keeps rubbing it in, as she knows we have in the past had them in the UK. But not for many years.

Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:18 am
by M0GLU
Hi Alan,

Thanks again.

I'm going to try out the wide setting.

Yes, this is my hungarian web site
And yes on second photo is Stork nest. This photo made long time ago.
It is no longer the antenna, and the house is sold. The stork nest still is. :-)

Many devices have built.

- HA-SDR1000 (it's Fleax radio SDR clone)
- APRS gateway
- APRS WX station
- and more equipment

I like to construct.

This is my APSR station :!call=a%2FM0GLU&timeran ... &tail=3600

At the moment just connect the internet, running on RPI ver. B.
The aprs software is Dixprs, made by HA5DI, Bela.

And this station I made!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a ... &tail=3600
This is an APRS gateway.

Many of the local plan is in my life. But I'm just here with my wife for a year.
But first we have to create the conditions for life, work, housing, etc.
I work for a telecommunications company as an engineering technician and we rent the studio flat.

I hope I will be a useful member of the local amateur radio society.

If I write something wrong, feel free to fix it!
My English is not perfect. :-)

Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:55 pm
by m0lsx
There is nothing at all wrong with your English Tony, nothing at all.
It was the fact you used the word "condominium." that made me realise why a full licence holder would ask about how we do things & told me you were almost certainly not a pirate.
I hope you get a warm welcome in your area & have a good club to attend.

Re: radioamateur antennas

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:30 pm
by Chris P
I agree with Alan your English is far better than that of a lot of people that post on here Tony .
It would appear that your technical knowledge will be a great asset to the forum as well