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    Depending on your lot/geography but I’d suggest just running another length of wire similar to 83′ length in the opposite direction and connect that to the shield of your coax so you will in effect have a dipole. If distance is a problem then I’d split that 83 ft lenght in half. yes, it may be resonant at some odd frequency and not carefully balanced but for receiving its definitely good enough, you won’t be picking up so much EMI from the house. If you become a ham and want to xmit then you’d want to do better. I was able to locate a g5rv 120 ft away from house strung between some trees and it works amazingly well on receive and xmit on 80, 40, 20, 17M without a tuner and definitely good enough for receiving everything in between.