If your house is 200' elevation and the antenna is on your tower will be up
another 20', with no obstructions to the water, you should be able to hit a
simple ground plane from your HT.
Get one of your friends with another HT and try to talk to him at the dock
from your house. You should be on the roof if you safely get there. That will
simulate the antenna being on the
tower. If you can borrow a 5/8 or 1/4 wl antenna instead of your duck, it will
make the experiment more realistic. If you make it reasonably well, when the
GP is on the tower and you are
in the boat with all that water around you, the coverage will be much better.
John - KB4CRT
> I will be building a home at Lake Havasu City AZ in the near future.
> I have absolutely no experience above 10 meters; so I need, first, some
> theoretical advice, then some from the locals.
> Should I pick 6 meters or 2 meters for establishing a reliable link
> from my 18' glass fishing boat (sometimes in shadowed coves)
> back to my house which will be about 200 feet higher in elevation
> and about 4 miles from the water's edge?
> I assume that side mounting some antenna (which kind?) on my crankup will
> work--to be used when tower is down at 20 feet or so. The angle of coverage
> the house will be around 150 degrees.
> Regards, Warren; W5KKW
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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