[HamWAN PSDR] Advice for parts for a portable setup
michael at rangefire.com
Wed Sep 16 18:12:46 PDT 2020
I’m about to put up my tower (again) and very much want to get on HamWAN.
Is this the antenna you mentioned?
I buy a ton of stuff from Amazon and prefer them mainly for their quick delivery and broad return policies.
> On Sep 16, 2020, at 3:22 PM, lionelhlvrsn at gmail.com wrote:
> I want to give a very big THANK YOU to everyone who chimed in with thoughts and suggestions. This provided a ton of info and analysis. I have decided to go with the Dynadish from eurodk.com <http://eurodk.com/>, ROW version. I have a tripod that will work for now, and have good recommendations from you all if I end up buying a dedicated one. I will also, on your advice, be re-purposing an old laptop to be the dedicated computer, with nothing of value/interest on it, to be stress-free on privacy/hacking issues.
> I’ll see you online!
> From: PSDR <psdr-bounces at hamwan.org <mailto:psdr-bounces at hamwan.org>> On Behalf Of Stephen Kangas
> Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 7:14 PM
> To: 'Puget Sound Data Ring' <psdr at hamwan.org <mailto:psdr at hamwan.org>>
> Subject: Re: [HamWAN PSDR] Advice for parts for a portable setup
> Eurodk.com <http://eurodk.com/> sells the Dynadish 5 for $121.23USD, the LHG 5HP for $44.49, the LHG 5 XL HP for $61.17USD, and the SXTsq 5 HP for $38.23, plus USPS Priority shipping that adds about another $20k (took less than one week to receive my order); this makes that source considerably less expensive than the other sources my team looked at. The LHG series as-el mast mount is only $5.50USD. Plus, they have current stock of most models, drop-shipped directly from Latvia where their warehouse is located next to the MikroTik manufacturer (this is the reason I went with them in the first place, as the US reseller quoted 2-3months back-order).
> I have not yet tried running the LHG 5 on 12V power, but I will try that out here shortly and let you know. We currently carry a 120VAC generator & solar invertor for our team’s field deployment setup, for the HF radio, laptops, lighting and other equipment, but it would be nice to know if the HamWan antenna can be added to the list of 12VDC possibilities for lean go-kits running off of battery/solar/vehicle.
> BTW, the Dynadish is an insignificant 0.5db spec difference in gain. Given that the 802.a/n download/upload speeds of the LHG5 series is way more than needed for most portable applications, I don’t yet see any advantage of 802.ac (if you’re going to be streaming video from encrypted websites like YouTube, Netflix, Xfinity, which one might be able to argue demands >10Mbps, you’re in violation of FCC Part 97 regs for amateur radio anyway). Since the 5Ghz band is not being used by HamWan for client connections, that eliminates most or all of the extra 802.ac speed anyway which requires 5GHz to reach its spec’d max speeds.
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