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John Galt
Forward, March
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join:2004-09-30
Happy Camp
kudos:8
reply to Lighthope

Re: Low CCQ. Reasons and any suggested fixes for customer

What height is the antenna on your end?

Lighthope

join:2012-12-17
Kettle Falls, WA
I have LOS to tower. Nothing is in the way. Tower is omnidiretional; my radio is directional.

Height of antenna on my end is about 15 feet.

LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
kudos:1
said by Lighthope:

I have LOS to tower...

Height of antenna on my end is about 15 feet.

You need better than line of sight. You also need a clear fresnel zone. A 900MHz signal requires a larger fresnel zone than a higher frequency. You may want to try a higher elevation.
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Lighthope

join:2012-12-17
Kettle Falls, WA
Any suggestion as to a height? We're not talking hundreds of feet are we?