High band vhf antenna on tractor


Been trying to mount an antenna on my tractor on 165mhz going through a repeater,it’s fine on a mag mount but if I put it on a short bracket the swr goes into the red,it’s as if the bracket is acting as an antenna as well,


Thanks stock for the video,I have cut and measured antenna several times tried it on a bracket by flashing beacon,put it on a mirror mount,got a good earth and cable.might need to shorten bracket as it could be acting as an antenna itself.

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​

Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...