[HamWAN PSDR] hamwan availability

Doug Kingston dpk at randomnotes.org
Sat Oct 10 19:37:04 PDT 2020

You need clear line of sight and trees are a problem.  I think you
have high trees surrounding your tower.  You antenna needs to be positioned
so it clears the trees, either over them or through a gap in the tree line.
Trees and 5GHz don't play nice together.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 7:13 PM Don Sayler <don.sayler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> A couple of years ago we at the Lake Washington Ham Club looked at using
> Hamwan for our limited connectivity needs. At the time, there didn't
> appear to be very good coverage at our site.
> I looked at it again today, and the coverage looks much better (the black
> square is our site...  47.663751°, -122.166478°).
> [image: image.png]
> Does the map account for trees? Are there any height requirements for the
> antenna? We have a huge water tank about 20 feet east of the building. We
> do have a tower, but getting the hamwan antenna up there would be a
> challenge. Is there a way we could do a site survey?
> We don't have a large bandwidth need. All we need is support for Echolink,
> Telnet, and (for now) IRLP, as well as AllStar in the future.
> Thanks for any input.
> Don Sayler W7OXR
> Treasurer LWHC
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