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  1. Have a question about the coax, from a tower, or antenna location, and the coax runs through the yard to the shack, how do you guys protect it from the lawn mower ?... I have always tried to route it close to the edge of the yard but that don't always work...
  2. Thats kinda what I think too, have been on the 20m band a lot last few days and all I can see is the computer slows down a little, but this could be our Internet too....I don't hear anything coming thought the speakers, not sure why or how I fixed this, not going to question it, lol....I layed the coax down out back, and noticed there is like a turn in the coax, wouldn't think this is what helped it........
  3. Have a question about the coax choke used on a G5RV dipole, do they actually work ?....( dipole brand is a Radio Oasis )... Going to move mine in a few days, and don't no wither to use a coax choke on it or not, right now the dipole is hanging between 2 tree's on a mountain side and the center is 30-33' off the ground, and it has the 450 ohm ladderline on it, and ended up hanging the last couple feet and the coax on a bush to keep it off the ground, and still using the 120' run of LMR 400UF coax going down the hill to the shack...it has been in this location for about a year and has talked really well in most areas.....problem I have at this spot is working the stations over in Europe, and into the NE and East directions... This is the reason for wanting to raise it up, and running a amplifier here isn't a option for me......my Elmer, tells me if I can get the center of the dipole up 60' or so, that would help alot... But thing is, should I go with a coax choke on my dipole, or leave it as is, only problem I have had a long the way so far has been on 20m band it comes through my computer speakers, and froze the computer at times, but haven't had any of these problems for awhile, all I did was re-routed the way the coax came into the shack, and I wouldn't think this would have had any affect on this......but as of right now no issues in the shack or anywhere... My Elmer, says not to use the coax choke, like a 2nd option is all, thanks....