Do a digi-mode with a S/N readout.
Then, compare with a known antenna with the directionality of the
On 2019-05-05 04:25, Mike WB2FKO wrote:
Interesting to note that W7GJ has carved out a patch of
Montana forest for his VHF aluminum:
Lots of foliage there.
I would suggest a series of tests with other 6 meter
stations first. Also if possible you might compare
performance with 10 and 2 meters.
Dick, K5RHR, DM65uv
On 2019-05-03 13:20, Bruce Draper wrote:
I put up my 6-mtr yagi antenna this morning, but now I'm
thinking about moving it. It's on a tripod on my roof,
about 30 feet off the ground (good) but only 15 feet from
and directly pointed into dense cottonwood trees (bad?). I
don't think it matters much on HF, but I'm guessing that
it's not great on 6 meters (and much worse on UHF). There
are a couple other places on the flat roof where I could
put it, but the best one is directly above the radio room
and I bet there will be RFI problems on both RX and TX.
My question to you VHF experts: Is the absorption on 50
MHz by trees bad enough to make me want to move the
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