|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Ham radio vs. satellite dishes|
|From:||"K8RI on Tower Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:37:57 -0500|
I think I can field this one easy enough as I have an 11' C and Ku-band dish
hooked to one receiver, a small "Dish Network" system with two receivers,
and two UHF antennas (each with its own remote mounted preamp) between the
80 and 90 foot level on the tower.|
To complicate things the satellite receivers, stereo receiver, audio tape decks, two VCRs, one DVD player, the TV set, and speaker system are all tied together through switching which allows recording and or playback to/from any of the recorders, or players. (it's a lot of wire plus the speaker runs)
The only interference I have ever seen was when using the south pointing UHF antenna which is about 20 feet below the 7L 6-meter antenna and about 35 feet below the 144/440 arrays. It turned out to be the preamp.
I have never had any on any band bother either the large or small satellite systems.
The cables for the C-band dish run inside the same conduit as the other cables from the tower. The dish is about 30 feet from the tower base.
The Dish Network dish, is located on the other end of the house.
I run the legal limit on 160 through 10 (756 Pro with Alpha 76A)with 100 watts on 6 (76 Pro), 160 watts on 144, and 35 watts on 440.
As to your RF proof home, you might, or might not find it works to your advantage with the remote RF connected receivers. The link is either going to be in the 400 MHz band for remote control, or possibly 2.4 gig. Inside an "RF box" Thiese things often behave as if they were direct connect. OTOH if they are in the 2.4 Gig range there might be interferrence between them and wireless computers or cordless telephones. This is something you'd have to check out.
A friend and ham, down the road had to change his phone to one of the new 5 point something gig phones as the 2.4 gig was taking out his web camera and network. Of course they were trashing his web cam so it all worked out even.<:-)) Changing the phone is easy. Changing the computer network may not and then again there may be no problem.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member) N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2) www.rogerhalstead.com
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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