[HamWAN PSDR] Antennas Mounted Indoors?

Grace B Thomson gracebt at eskimo.com
Sun Apr 23 22:34:28 PDT 2017

Hi Bart,

I am looking at the L-Com HG5822EG antenna with the RBMetal 5SHPn. Do
You think this is a workable configuration:


Thanks Again for your response!
and for the others I received from psdr at hamwan.org folks!...



On 4/23/2017 2:22 PM, Bart Kus wrote:
> More important than the gear will be your signal path.  Checking your
> callsign, I don't see where that building has clear view of the
> sound.  I see it's buried among giants.  Do you have any zoomy photos
> showing Gold Mtn?
> If you do indeed have a path, then any client should do.  Have you
> read
> http://hamwan.org/Standards/Component%20Engineering/Client%20Hardware.html
> ?  We use a QRT-5 @ The Westing Building (2 blocks from you) to link
> to Gold Mtn.  You can use something higher gain if you have the room. 
> We needed something that could press up against the glass at a high
> angle due to the orientation of the Westin.
> --Bart
> On 4/23/2017 1:24 PM, Grace B Thomson wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I live on the 5th floor of an apartment building in Belltown (98121)
>> with windows facing Southwest. I am on 3rd Avenue, so there are
>> buildings facing me, but I have a clear shot across the Sound to the
>> WNW.
>> I wonder if anyone can advise me regarding an antenna that might work
>> mounted indoors (near the window) that has a good chance of working
>> well. Unfortunately, the building does not allow anything to be mounted
>> outside, so I am limited in this regard.
>> Would it be better to have a device separate from the antenna (Metal
>> 5SHPn for example), or a unit with an antenna built in?
>> If You think an indoor solution is possible, Can You suggest some of the
>> best hardware configuration alternatives. I am on a fixed income, so I
>> am looking for an economic solution to start out with. If it looks like
>> it is possible, I would like to purchase equipment and get this working
>> within the next month or so.
>> Thank You in advance for any thought or advice that You may have.
>> Regards.
>> 73
>> -Grace
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