said by UHF:The WISP may have some hard and fast rules about distance limits designed to prevent himself from winding up with difficult to support marginal clients. said by rtrice81:
you need at least 20' to 30' on both side or somehow get space on that hill to use as a repeater
10' more on both ends is doable, but can't get much more as my tower already has a lot of wind load on it. But if I'm above the max allowed EIRP, then not sure what's next other than ignore the power limit since it's in the ham band anyway.
There's a 2.4GHz WISP that's in the same direction (I), and 100' higher, but he swears there's no way it would work. I can clearly see his antenna from the roof of the building at W, no hills or vegetation in the way. He insists 2.4 will only go 7 miles. Without knowing his EIRP or the RX Sens of his equipment I guess I can't really dispute it, and even if I did, it won't do any good. By my estimation the path loss would leave me with a signal of around -88, but I'm making a whole lot of assumptions to calculate that.
I guess I'm on to looking for 3G broadband. No DSL available here, it's in the middle of nowhere.