There is no "limit" per se, based simply on antenna type. There are lots of other factors involved that are as important, if not more so, than what the receive antenna is. 800 MHz systems are frequently coverage restricted BY DESIGN. There are a number of reasons for doing this,, but the bottom line is, 60 miles away could be well outside the design coverage area and there probably isn't much signal to work with.de784 said:Thanks what is limit on a yagi antenna 20 miles or so?
I've used the Wilson 301111 yagi (at 20 ft) to receive 775 Mhz Digital and it worked well at 50 miles even though it is a 800 MHz antenna. But, having said that, I still need a preamp to receive reliably on 700 MHz at 50 miles from a mountaintop transmitter, even with a custom 775 MHz tuned yagi that I now use. As has been said previously, it depends on a number of factors as to how well you can receive at greater distances.de784 said:I want to pick up a 800mhz trunk tower apx 60 miles north of me is this possible to do with a yagi and how high off the ground would be reasonable