[HamWAN PSDR] Antennas Mounted Indoors? hope?

Doug Kingston dpk at randomnotes.org
Mon Apr 24 08:32:09 PDT 2017

Grace, If you can wait a bit, I will have a portable unit we can test with
(or I can lend you for testing).  That's probably the best option unless
you find someone else with some portable kit.


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:15 AM, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:38 AM, Grace B Thomson <gracebt at eskimo.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello Again.
> >
> > Even though I can't see in that direction, I can hit the Gold Mountain
> > 2m Repeater from inside my apartment with an at 1 watt and the signal
> > from the repeater here is full quieting.  Should this give me any
> > significant hope that I might have some luck with a path at 5+ Ghz?
> In downtown areas we often see 5 GHz reflect off buildings which
> allows for non-line-of-sight paths. There's no good software (or
> building materials data) to predict this, so I can't tell you whether
> it might work in your case or not. Reflections will always be a poorer
> signal than direct. It works best with closer sites, so it's unlikely
> to work with Gold due to the distance. Capitol Park or the upcoming
> Beacon site might provide better reflections for you. To know how much
> signal you'll get at your place, you're just going to have to test.
> Don't get your hops up. I predict you won't get anything.
> Tom
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