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  • stuartagibb
    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 Cheers Stu
    Message 1 of 25 , Sep 1, 2008
      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

      Cheers

      Stu

      -- 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
      > >
      >
      > 73,
      > Bill, KW1B
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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