|Originally posted by Jeffrey Schlak|
I would like to try your idea of making my own shortened dipole. I need 20 ft of wire, but what type copper or steel? Does it matter? Make a coil? Does this mean wrapping it on thickness of the wire at a time all the way up the insulating pole? Does insulating pole mean that it cannot conduct electricity, eg. wood? I don't know what a normal dipole looks like, could you give a description. And how do I connect it to the stb and antenna? Do I use a 75 ohm adapter? Sorry for my ignorance I have no experience in this, I am a pharmacist. But I wish I was an engineer at this point.