I have two possible base station locations that I'm considering. I did some basic gain/loss calculations for comparison. Which way would you guys go and how much difference in range over average rural terrain do you think there would be for the two locations?

Note: The 90 footer will be considerably more difficult to do

(Location #1 – Base of 16 ft antenna is 90 ft from the ground)

Cable Loss per 100 ft at Operating Frequency of (462 MHz) = 2.725 dB

Cable Length = 120 Ft.

Calculated Loss = 3.3 dB

Power into Cable = 50 Watts

Power out of Cable = 23.5 Watts

Gain of Antenna = 11.9 dBd

ERP of Antenna System = 364.7 Watts

(Location #2 – Base of 16 ft antenna is 36 ft from the ground)

Cable Loss per 100 ft at Operating Frequency of (462 MHz) = 2.725 dB

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I have two possible base station locations that I'm considering. I did some basic gain/loss calculations for comparison. Which way would you guys go and how much difference in range over average rural terrain do you think there would be for the two locations?

Note: The 90 footer will be considerably more difficult to do

(Location #1 – Base of 16 ft antenna is 90 ft from the ground)Cable Loss per 100 ft at Operating Frequency of (462 MHz) = 2.725 dB

Cable Length = 120 Ft.

Calculated Loss = 3.3 dB

Power into Cable = 50 Watts

Power out of Cable = 23.5 Watts

Gain of Antenna = 11.9 dBd

ERP of Antenna System = 364.7 Watts

(Location #2 – Base of 16 ft antenna is 36 ft from the ground)Cable Loss per 100 ft at Operating Frequency of (462 MHz) = 2.725 dB

Cable Length = 50 Ft.

Calculated Loss = 1.4 dB

Power into Cable = 50 Watts

Power out of Cable = 36.5 Watts

Gain of Antenna = 11.6 dBd

ERP of Antenna System = 528.1 Watts

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