After the club meeting last night, I talked to Brian, K3HMX, about a request for elmer support. He recommended I post this request on the web site.
I have a kenwood 440S and MFJ 969 tuner. No antenna up or connections inside the house.
I currently have few questions involving moving the grounding rod and getting another antenna up. Here are some that I think will let you know what kind of help I would appreciate.
1. Need to move the grounding rod and establish a good ground connection between antennas and coax to the house. Also wanted to know if there is a protection box for easy connection - disconnection so the wire isn't connected all the way into the house. Was hoping to disconnect at the grounding rod to keep any lightening away from house.
2.Read earlier glowing accounts on a Buckmaster Off Center multiband antenna on the club web site. Have gone online to their site. They recommend connecting directly to the receiver and not a tuner. Need to know feasibility. ( I was told the cub uses one every field day and they work fine with a tuner)
3. I am unsure where to buy coax for house from and which type to get. Do I just order the one with less loss?
( Years ago I used RF Connections. Was told they are still in business and a reliable source)
4. Would like someone with experience to let me know the best position for antennas in my yard and how to get them up there. Willing to buy the sling shot or pneumatic ones.
I live in Annapolis in the Hillsmere area right next to Quiet Waters park. My goal is to get something up before winter and use the winter months to listen and learn. Any help would be very much appreciated.