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Old 09-07-2017, 9:24 AM
jim202 jim202 is offline
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Another major point here that hasn't been mentioned is what the average elevation is where you expect the radio system coverage to be?

I ask this question because if your antenna is mounted up on a high mountain and your use is down on the level ground below the mountain, then a normal antenna will be a poor choice. It will put all the transmit and receive ability out on the horizon. You might be better off with an antenna with some down tilt.

You really haven't given enough information to even make a guess here as to what antenna would be the better choice. This is an area where many agencies fall off the technical curve and use the wrong antenna.

Some homework is in order here to make sure your installing the antenna that fits your tower location and provides the coverage you expect. Walk into this with an open mind and get some engineering help if needed.
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