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Re: [TowerTalk] HF/VHF coverage

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HF/VHF coverage
From: "Paul Playford" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 03:26:43 -0000
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There is a program called Radio Mobile.  This is radio propagation and
virtual mapping freeware that will answer your questions for you.

It is designed to show expected VHF repeater coverage but I believe it will
work on 6 meters and 440 also.  You can get a coverage map from it and you
can also get point to point signal levels.

You obtain the program, download topographic data from a USGS website (a
link appears on VE2DBE's web site), and have fun.

It can be downloaded from

And welcome to Arizona, where the heat is dry.

de Paul, W8AEF


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Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 1:02 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] HF/VHF coverage

> 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 from
> the house will be around 150 degrees.
> Regards,  Warren; W5KKW


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