trying to recieve signal thru dirt

trying to recieve signal thru dirt

Post by tater schul » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 09:20:07

there is a ham repeater i would like to hear, but i am stuck in a shallow
valley and do not think i can rig an antenna high enough to overcome it. any
suggestions?

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Post by Fran » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:30:26



^ there is a ham repeater i would like to hear, but i am stuck
^ in a shallow valley and do not think i can rig an antenna
^ high enough to overcome it. any suggestions?

Mount the scanner on a kite and use external speaker wires as the control
string. This technique will overcome problems of loss on a long feed line. A
balloon will work too.

Frank

 
 
 

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Post by tater schul » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 12:17:10



> ^ there is a ham repeater i would like to hear, but i am stuck
> ^ in a shallow valley and do not think i can rig an antenna
> ^ high enough to overcome it. any suggestions?

> Mount the scanner on a kite and use external speaker wires as the control
> string. This technique will overcome problems of loss on a long feed line.
A
> balloon will work too.

was considering that, but too many nearby power lines.

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Post by J999 » Sat, 13 Sep 2003 22:15:07

Try a beam. If necessary point it at large metal obects and hope for
reflections. Best signal may NOT be on a direct line to the repeater.

jw
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Post by tater schul » Sun, 14 Sep 2003 09:46:13

geez i think i'll need a topo map to see if i can bounce it off the metal
shed that looks like it might line up for bounce.

but even if, i should have gotten something, 90% static but more that dead
silence. squelch was off, scanner was on

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Quote:> Try a beam. If necessary point it at large metal obects and hope for
> reflections. Best signal may NOT be on a direct line to the repeater.

> jw
> wb9uai

 
 
 

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Post by J999 » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:10:43

You might try moving the radio or antenna just a foot or two ... might make all
the difference. I have to do that when picking up WTKM 104.9 FM from here ...
some 35 miles distant ... moving the radio 6 inches can make or break the
signal.

jw
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milwaukee

 
 
 

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Post by tater schul » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 08:34:38

well, i ran some magnet wire up to the second floor to see if there was any
improvement. stilll nothing but background noise.

upgrading tho to a pro-91, then i'll just drive to the top og the hill

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Quote:> You might try moving the radio or antenna just a foot or two ... might
make all
> the difference. I have to do that when picking up WTKM 104.9 FM from here
...
> some 35 miles distant ... moving the radio 6 inches can make or break the
> signal.

> jw
> wb9uai
> milwaukee