QRZ Forums. Having limited space for wire antennas, elected to use one of the house rain gutters for low HF 40,80, The gutter is 67' long continuous aluminum. Attached the feed line to a downspout and coax shield to grounding. Just refuses to work!
QRZ Forums. Hello, I am putting together a parts list to use a rain gutter as an HF antenna. I have researched some of the articles on the subject. The rain gutter is fairly new, about 3 years old. Economics and efficiency are the main objectives. I have a couple of questions for anyone with expertise or experience in using a rain gutter as an antenna: 1 Can you connect the coax wire to the rain gutter anywhere? I have a post from the porch I can run the ground wire down from that point.