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Author Topic: Contesting from a High Rise Hotel/Pent House  (Read 2893 times)
KA7RRA
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« on: November 20, 2013, 06:36:29 AM »

For the VHF/UHF Contest in January,I was thinking of going to a high rise hotel, and operating from the top floor,were it is nice and warm. I use Halo antennas, for both 2 and  6, and 440, If I Was, on the top floor  would the Halos work ok from being in the room?
Dave
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N7SMI
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 08:35:55 AM »

I'm no expert, but I'd think an open hill with good views and without electronic interference would work much better - and be much less expensive. I know some folks go to parking garages. I'd think that only having one unobstructed direction (or 2 if you get a corner room) would negate most of the advantage of the elevation.
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AA4PB
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 09:57:23 AM »

You're going to have pretty limited range operating with a halo inside a RF-noisy hotel room. Much better to take a vehicle with a Yagi antenna on a mast to a nice high location out away from man-made noise generators.

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