Is this the best way to set up my reel antenna for my 7600GR?

Is this the best way to set up my reel antenna for my 7600GR?

Post by dead of nigh » Mon, 25 Dec 2006 07:47:21

Hi.  I've completely unspooled the antenna that came in the box with my
7600GR, clipped and hung it outside on my roof, and taped the wire
against the outside wall.  The wire then comes inside the window and
clips to the telescoping antenna attached to my radio.  Is this the
best way to make use of the spool antenna?  I just want to give myself
the best reception possible with the gear that came in my box.
 
 
 

Is this the best way to set up my reel antenna for my 7600GR?

Post by ve3.. » Mon, 25 Dec 2006 09:10:24



> Hi.  I've completely unspooled the antenna that came in the box with my
> 7600GR, clipped and hung it outside on my roof, and taped the wire
> against the outside wall.  The wire then comes inside the window and
> clips to the telescoping antenna attached to my radio.  Is this the
> best way to make use of the spool antenna?  I just want to give myself
> the best reception possible with the gear that came in my box.

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What material is the siding on you house? If it is metallic,  you would
be better off to find something away from the house to hook on to
(tree, cothesline, etc) Wood siding is ok except you tend to pick up a
lot of electrical racket from the nearby house wiring. It is usually
best to get the antenna wire away from the house, but you have to
experiment a bit to see wht is best
 
 
 

Is this the best way to set up my reel antenna for my 7600GR?

Post by RHF » Mon, 25 Dec 2006 20:43:40

DoN - Save the 23 Foot Reel {Roll-Up} Antenna for Travel Use.

Got a 'portable' AM/FM Shortwave Radio - Then Build
a small simple practical Signal Turn {Random Wire}
Loop Antenna for Shortwave Listening (SWL)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/11775

Buy a Spool of Insulated Hook-Up Wire from RadioShack and
Rig it as your External Shortwave Listening (SWL) Antenna.
- - - Also buy a 1/8" Mono Plug while you are at it.

A simple Loop Antenna using Four (4) Cup-Hooks / Screws / Nails
at the Corners for Rigging the Wire Antenna Element will work.

How To : Simple Out-the-Window Loop Antenna Rigging
- - - Start by leaving about 5-8 Feet of Wire to use inside the Room.
*  From your Window - Up to the Outer-Edge-of-the-Eaves
and along the Eave 10-12 Feet.
*  Down to near the ground 8-12 Feet to a wooden stake or
Plastic Tent Peg.
*  Along the Ground (near the ground) 10-12 Feet.
*  Back Up to the Window with 5-8 Feet of Wire to use
inside the Room.
*  Pair the Two Wires that are inside the Room and Twist
them to form a Twin Wire "Twisted" Pair.
*  Trim the Two Wires so that they are the same length.
*  Strip 1/2" of Insulation from the Ends of the Two Wires.
*  Connect {Solder} the Wire Leads (Ends) to an 1/8" Mono
Plug.
*  Plug the 1/8" Mono Plug into the External Antenna Jack of
your Sony ICF-SW7600GR 'portable' AM/FM Shortwave Radio.

Enjoy Listening to your Sony ICF-SW7600GR Radio.

hope this helps - iane ~ RHF
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Shortwave Listener Antennas => http://tinyurl.com/ogvcf
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/
SWL Antenna Group => http://tinyurl.com/ogvcf
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The Shortwave Listener's Blessing :
SWL BLESSING => http://tinyurl.com/s2bjm
May You Never Tire of Listening to the Radio and Always
have Strong Signals and Noise Free Reception ~ RHF {ibid}
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shortwave-SWL-Antenna/message/9233
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Quote:> Hi.  I've completely unspooled the antenna that came in the box with my
> 7600GR, clipped and hung it outside on my roof, and taped the wire
> against the outside wall.  The wire then comes inside the window and
> clips to the telescoping antenna attached to my radio.  Is this the
> best way to make use of the spool antenna?  I just want to give myself
> the best reception possible with the gear that came in my box.