1226Re: ATGP Antennas Used
- Jul 31, 2013For voice comms on Mt Washington we used my Yaesu FT-8900R
at full power with the Diamond CR-8900 antenna
mounted on the trunk with a lip mount.
The gain is 2.15 dBi (10m/6m), 2.15 dBi (2m), 5.5dBi (70cm)
and configurations are 1/4 Wave (29/50), ½ Wave (2m), 2-5/8 Wave (70cm)
Last year between Mt Washington and Sugarloaf did we use UHF for
voice? I remember using two meter simplex. It would have been the same radio and antenna as this year in either case.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "wa1kli" <jtarbox@...> wrote:
> On Sugarloaf I used as simple J-Pole rollup made from 300 ohm twinlead. I have used this for three yeas now without a problem.
> The distance to Kataden is 88.9 miles and I had both voice and data comms with Tim from the summit to below treeline. Tom, please correct me if I am wrong, but you were simply using the standard antenna on your handheld on the way down and we maintained reliable comms with these simple antennas.
> Mt Washington was 74.3 miles and data comms was solid all three years. For some reason I did not have voice comms with them this year but it was fine the previous two years.
> Obviously the use of a simple omnidirectional antenna makes setup far easier that trying to aim two beams and use a splitter.
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