[HamWAN PSDR] Getting connected to HamWAN

Bart Kus me at bartk.us
Fri May 28 11:36:43 PDT 2021

You're unlikely to make it to SnoDEM (Paine).  There's plenty of terrain 
in your way, as Drew points out.  You are likely to make it to Haystack 
with a tripod mounted on the roof, as shown in the signal path here:

Good luck!


On 5/28/2021 11:32 AM, kg7sxf wrote:
> Jesse,
> I am running a DynaDish5 mounted on a 20' mast LOS to Haystack 28.02 
> miles.
> My location is only 3.8 miles from Paine but terrain is in the way.
> 73,
> Drew, KG7SXF
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Jesse Victors via PSDR <psdr at hamwan.org>
> Date: 5/28/21 9:52 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: psdr <psdr at hamwan.org>
> Subject: [HamWAN PSDR] Getting connected to HamWAN
> Hey everyone!
> HamWAN has been on my radar for a couple months and I wanted to get 
> connected. I have a couple options.
> 1) if 5 GHz can pass through double-paned glass, then I could point an 
> antenna through the window from my work office in downtown Seattle, 
> connecting with the hubs nearby or across the water.
> 2) if 5 GHz can pass through tree leaves, I could mount the dish on 
> the mast holding the center of my HF fan dipole, as shown here: 
> https://www.qrz.com/db/kj7yls <https://www.qrz.com/db/kj7yls> At a 
> height of 30 feet it might be able to connect with Paine.
> 3) if 5 GHz can pass through a thin piece of plywood and tree leaves, 
> I could mount the antenna in my attic. That should be tall enough to 
> jump over my neighbors house I think.
> Which of these would work? I'm leaning towards the first option. The 
> second would work but it would just be more logistically difficult. I 
> believe the third option would suffer significant signal degradation, yes?
> As far as antennas go, the LHG 5 seems to have pretty good 
> performance, is within my hobby budget, and should work for the links 
> that I have in mind, yes? It should also be lighter and more 
> wind-resistant since its hollow. I should be able to mount that on a 
> pole, connect PoE, and then work on the routing, correct? If this is a 
> decent choice, where is a good place to order the International edition?
> Thanks for any advice with this!
> Jesse
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