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I got tired of HOA restrictions about antennas and the S7 to S9 noise levels on some HF bands, so I purchased some acreage in Osceola County Florida and set up a new radio shack in a shipping container. I now have S0 to S1.5 at all times across the HF bands. My container is an 8'x20' standard height. It was manufactured in 2001 but is still in very good shape and waterproof. I have insulated the interior with a three ply insulation consisting of bubble wrap sandwiched between two layers of aluminum foil. The interior is air conditioned and power is supplied with solar panels and batteries.

The container is grounded at each of the four corners with a 10' grounding rod bolted directly to the frame. The radios and tuners are bonded and then grounded with a 10' grounding rod through the wood floor. The radios and tuners are isolated from the container. The water table is typically less than 2' below grade, so there is good conductivity. All antenna connections are separated before I leave.

My non restricted antennas presently include the following:

  • 17m delta loop trending E-W
  • 17m delta loop trending N-S
  • 58' end fed sloping wire trending N-S
  • 41' end fed vertcal 
  • 347' end fed random wire 
  • 2m 10 element beam


  • Yaesu 450D
  • Yaesu FTDX 3000
  • LDG YT 1200 tuner
  • Kenwood TM-281A
  • Icom 7410
  • LDG IT 100 tuner

The remote location not only allows unlimited antennas and very low to no RF noise, the remoteness also allows for my personal pistol range.

That's all folks.











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