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I apolagize if i offended you in anyway.
I could do the antenna work myself or rather with help from maintainance since they seem to have their own way of doing things.
I asked awhile back why the park rules limit antennas to extend only three feet above a trailor, their reply was to cut down interference from ham/cb radio’s. they said there have been cb’ers here before that caused tvi and the antenna height limitation was for cutting down on the tvi.
I have been a cb’er for almost 20 years and know that even a station that was 100% legal (4 watts a.m.) could cause tvi and can be worse if the antenna was at a low elevation. I even explained that to them but i feel like it was shrugged off as a silly notion.
Tvi is not my concern here so ill get off that subject.
My fm seems to do just fine despite the fact that the whip antenna that came with the fm25b is mounted on the transmitter and the transmitter is inside the home. We cover the park pretty well although we tend to get a picket fence effect when driving thru the park due to the trailors being so close together and the metal reflects our signal in many directions. Neil it dawned on me that we have cable tv wired to our home and the holes drilled in the floor are a bit wider than the rg-59 coax. I wonder if i would be over stepping the 3 meter rule if i could ground to the chassis of the trailor by running a wire thru the hole the catv used. I am using the screw for the 3-wire as a ground for the f.m. even tho i see no difference to the fm i know it would make a big difference to the a.m.
It is funny how well our f.m. is doing broadcasting out of a metal can.
As for using a wire out the window, that maybe the only way to get my signal out of the home and into the street. Of course it would have to be insulated since the metal windows would ground the antenna.
Time will tell . Thank you for the input.
Rock 95 Seven