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Old 27 May 2013, 23:45   #11
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No, it's all of it.
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Old 28 May 2013, 02:59   #12
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No, it's all of it.
Bugger - that won't work then.

Plan B it'll have to be - just got to work out what that is - new thread time me thinks.

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You might be ok though-try it-you can always change to a detachable base.

The one on my Searider is halfway up the A-frame and it's fine.
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Old 28 May 2013, 04:25   #14
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You might be ok though-try it-you can always change to a detachable base.

The one on my Searider is halfway up the A-frame and it's fine.
okey dokey - only ever really had them on the console or the top of the A-frame before.

I'll get the Glomax and mount so it's as high as it can be.

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Longer antennas have more “gain.” There is the same amount of energy in the radiation doughnut, but the pattern is flattened to focus the energy towards the horizon. So while a 3-foot antenna might be described as 3dBi gain, with most of its energy transmitted within about 40 degrees of horizontal, an 8-foot version typically has 6dBi gain, and directs most of its energy within about 20 degrees of horizontal, and a 16-foot model has 9dBi gain, focusing its energy within about ten degrees of horizontal. Fitting a 9dBi antenna instead of a 3dBi antenna could—entirely legally—quadruple the effective output of your radio and potentially double its range, so long as it’s within 10 degrees of truly vertical. But lean that antenna back to match the angle of your tower’s leg and you could be talking to the sky instead of your buddy at water level.
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Fitting a 9dBi antenna instead of a 3dBi antenna could—entirely legally—quadruple the effective output of your radio and potentially double its range, so long as it’s within 10 degrees of truly vertical. But lean that antenna back to match the angle of your tower’s leg and you could be talking to the sky instead of your buddy at water level.
I think that translates to don't lean it back to follow the shape of the a frame

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