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Spring / Summer 2013 Update

Haven't really updated the site in a while, been busy and have not had much of a chance to do anything more than some 2M/70cm FM while driving to work. It was a pretty cold and snowy Winter, however mostly uneventful. The repeater project is going ok. Still testing some stuff out, and quickly realizing that height is king. Where the antenna sits now appears to be in a bit of a valley. Unfortunately it is not on a tower, or other high perch. Coverage is a meager 2 miles, maybe. BUT with a clear shot through the valley, I can hear it about 20 miles away on my way to work as I crest a hill.

Search for a better VHF/UHF Dual band Mobile Antenna

 

Since transferring within my company to a different office theTM-D710 in my car is getting much more use during my daily commute to and from work. For the most part I can get into the local repeater, but at the far end of my communte I am not holding the repeater as well as I should. I guess it is time to look for ways to improve, one way is a better antenna.

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