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Re: [BCD396XT] Testing antennas

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  • MCH
    And even if they use different transmitters, just make sure your comparison is based on the same agency. Joe M.
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 18, 2013
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      And even if they use different transmitters, just make
      sure your comparison is based on the same agency.

      Joe M.

      Uniden UPMan wrote:
      > Actually, if they are all operating through the same repeater, the output power will be the same no matter what agency is currently transmitting.
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      >> ________________________________
      >> From: John L Waller <johnlwaller@...>
      >> To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 3:37 PM
      >> Subject: RE: [BCD396XT] Testing antennas
      >>
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      >>
      >> Thanks for the ideas. What is needed is a transmitter the broadcasts at a
      >> consistent power, and either 24/7 or fixed predictable intervals. I suppose
      >> the ideal would be a transmitter in each of several bands. One problem
      >> with dispatch channels, if I am thinking of the same thing, is that
      >> different agencies in our operate on the same frequencies so signal strength
      >> will vary depending on the location. Of course, the ideal setup would be to
      >> use a mast mounted antenna, but I have to clear that with the landlord, plus
      >> find a local supplier of mastsJ
      >>
      >> JohnW
      >>
      >> From: mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com [mailto:mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      >> Of MCH
      >> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2013 12:52 AM
      >> To: mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com
      >> Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Testing antennas
      >>
      >> On VHF you can use a NOAA transmitter. On VHF/UHF you can use a paging
      >> transmitter. On most bands you can use a trunking control channel.
      >>
      >> Or, you can simply use a marginal dispatch channel and listen
      >> for a while. But, conditions can affect this setup more.
      >>
      >> Of course, being a portable antenna is tough to test because an
      >> inch may make more of a difference in capture area than the antenna.
      >>
      >> Joe M.
      >>
      >> John L Waller wrote:
      >>> I have a couple of different antennas for handhelds, is there a good way
      >> to
      >>> test them out to determine which might have the best reception?? Trying to
      >>> keep track of specific frequencies while testing these antennas is tricky
      >> as
      >>> there is no guarantee as to when they will be transmitting. BTW, I am
      >> using
      >>> Arc-xt Pro software, although I do have freescan if it would help in
      >> testing
      >>> these antennas.
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> Thanks, for any suggestions,
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>> John Waller
      >>>
      >>>
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