Sep 7, 2010

Range using included antenna

Standing outside, on a road in the forest, I was able to get into a 2m amateur radio repeater almost 50km distant. I had to find a good spot and stay still, but my signal was reported to be clear.

I've also heard another repeater about the same distance away.

The thing works!

1 comment:

  1. I've actually used mine to hit a repeater around 50 miles (80km) away (as the crow flies) from the top of a very large hill in the UK.

    I was absolutely amazed (as was the person who was about 30 miles south of it)

    I use mine in the car a lot - I bought some "rats tails" from Deal Extreme and soldered on a PL259 so that I can connect it to my usual 70cm/2m antenna.


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