- Thanks for the guidance Bill. Ive got the bits and pieces on order
from Maplins here in the UK and will update in due course
-- In RADIOSHACKDX394@yahoogroups.com, "William Barrett" <bill@...> wrote:
> ---> Inter-commented. bb
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "stuartagibb" <stuartagibb@...>
> To: <RADIOSHACKDX394@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 4:55 AM
> Subject: [RADIOSHACKDX394] Re:Hello
> > Folks - thanks again for all of the very helpful advice - its very
> > much appreciated.
> > Next questions - do I need to solder the wire onto a plug to insert
> > into the ANT HI-Z socket or do I just insert the end into the middle
> > of the ANT LO-Z socket?
> ---> I often just "fold over" the end, so it's fat enough
> to stay in the jack, and just stick it in. Works fine.
> Radio Shack has banana plugs if you wanna get
> fancy. They work, too. Try both sockets. They
> work differently. I use the larger "SO-239" one.
> > Also - do I need to use a certain type of wire for the ground or will
> > any do? Does the radio perfomance suffer if I dont ground? (assuming
> > of course that im not hit by lightning!!!)
> ---> A good ground will often reduce interference and
> improve reception. Worth doing. "The Book" says
> ground wire should be as heavy as possible, which
> is true, but anything reasonable---like 20 guage or
> heavier will be fine. Try it. If it works, you win.
> > At this point you probably realise I know zip about electronics /
> > radios so please feel free to trade insults accordingly !!!!! Its not
> > my fault really - Ive been using an Eton E5 which does pretty much
> > everything for you (well thats my excuse anyway)LOL
> > Stu
> Bill, KW1B
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