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    Long range fpv antenna installation

    You see, if you would have a water tower like this in your backyard, all your long range problems could be solved by asking these guys to install your antenna up there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nghfpvlab View Post
    You see, if you would have a water tower like this in your backyard, all your long range problems could be solved by asking these guys to install your antenna up there...
    Na that is a hot site and probably a nasty RFI place to install an FPV receiver.

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    rx wouldn't be up there - tx antenna would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FPVLAB View Post
    rx wouldn't be up there - tx antenna would.
    What, so you can have a view of the antennas on the tower. :-/

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    Yep. Assuming that you have a long enough minimum loss feedline. Otherwise the cable up to the top will eat attenuate all your output power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nghfpvlab View Post
    Yep. Assuming that you have a long enough minimum loss feedline. Otherwise the cable up to the top will eat attenuate all your output power.


    You can setup a repeater system instead. 2.4G control to the tower, then UHF from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nghfpvlab View Post
    Yep. Assuming that you have a long enough minimum loss feedline. Otherwise the cable up to the top will eat attenuate all your output power.
    At a rooftop site like that the radios go on the roof right next to the antenna with feedlines measured in inches not feet.

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    I bet youre a real hit at parties...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StompAE86 View Post
    I bet youre a real hit at parties...

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    "Oh no thats not correct because of blah blah blah..."
    No just advice form a guy who has built a few dozen rooftop sites, believe it or not some of us do this stuff for a living, as for parties my motto is "it hard to leave when you can't find the door."

    This is a common method for deploying 2.4 radios, note the two very short coax's installed between the Ubnt Rocket and the dual polaraity 13 dB antenna.


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