Jump to content

First TK-880 range test.


Recommended Posts

Mrs just left work, 
You can see my issues with terrain and line of sight. 
Antenna is on a 50' pole,  so at about 480' elevation, but just mile to the south is HorseShoe Mtn, 
500 to 550', I need that antenna up another 50' minimum to reach the city. 
We've learned where we can get a good signal. 
Mrs was able to reach the Repeater from down there at work for a bit then the shadow of the ridge got her. 
Not bad for the TK-880 I just installed in her Jeep. 
Get on a ridge it does reach 40 or 50 miles to South, East, West. 
North is the Ozarks and everything gets higher from here. 
 

 

image.thumb.png.7bf6a0003050e532a551680fdab31d50.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You might find radio mobile online a useful tool; it'll let you map expected propagation based on topography, vegetation, and built up areas. It does point-to-point link calcs as well as general propagation. It's free for ham and GMRS frequencies: https://www.ve2dbe.com/rmonline_s.asp

The trick to getting accurate results is to turn the required reliability up to about the 90-95% range.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, JeepCrawler98 said:

You might find radio mobile online a useful tool; it'll let you map expected propagation based on topography, vegetation, and built up areas. It does point-to-point link calcs as well as general propagation. It's free for ham and GMRS frequencies: https://www.ve2dbe.com/rmonline_s.asp

The trick to getting accurate results is to turn the required reliability up to about the 90-95% range.

Made my own up,  areas we have tested, there is a few ridges to the South east as far as 35 miles away can hit my repeater from. 
Surprises my jeep buddies they are 40 miles away and hear me answer them...  At least the ones with better Midlands, 
I keep telling them forget Midland, even when I used CB's still I never liked Midland. 

https://mygmrs.com/repeater/4252

Repeater-Coverage

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Guidelines.