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Old 01-13-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Mylar tape on VHF antenna?

I have a bird problem in my marina and Im curious if tying reflective mylar ribbon on the VHF antennas will have any impact of VHF performance. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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The thing I have had the best success with it a product called Spyder. It has 6 to 8 stainless steel wires that flutter in the wind and it works quite well.
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One way to tell is a VHF VSWR meter. Maybe you can borrow one.
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The thing I have had the best success with it a product called Spyder. It has 6 to 8 stainless steel wires that flutter in the wind and it works quite well.
I looked it up on Amazon and see how it got its name. Thanks.
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One way to tell is a VHF VSWR meter. Maybe you can borrow one.
Breaker breaker. I used one of those back in the days of CB radios in the '70s. I'll ask around. Thanks.
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Breaker breaker. I used one of those back in the days of CB radios in the '70s. I'll ask around. Thanks.
Since the frequencies are very different, an old CB VSWR meter will not work.
The process is still the same.
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