You didn't say what band the repeater would operate in?
With 145 feet of cable I would assume that the antenna would be something
less than that in height above ground?
The higher gain antenna will give a little better performance on the receive
side of the repeater. But if this is going to be at VHF that size antenna
will be a handful on the tower.
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> Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 8:12 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] High Power / Low Power ? / better antenna
> I was curiously seeking info on a new repeater and came across many sites,
> and formulas
> and one in choosing the best overall system for the cost. What would it
> Let's say in choosing equipment everything is fairly close in camparison.
> 50 Watts (100 % duty cycle)
> Let's not disucss options...especially right now?
> 145 feet of 1/2" coax line...(Minimum loss)
> the question is?
> Would you consider an amplifier pushing out 100 Watts at 100 % duty cycle
> over a 4 bay dipole antenna (8 dbd gain)
> Would you consider 50 watts over a 8 bay dipole antenna (11 dbd gain)
> overall the area within an 60 mile radius is faily flat.
> All suggestions are welcome
> Randy Molyneaux(VE5RJM)
> Michelle Molyneaux (VE5MDM)
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> EchoLink Node 48431
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