[Linux-ham] a HAM question, really..

Dave Sorenson sorenson at uffdaa.com
Tue Oct 6 15:42:08 EDT 2009

You do know that .88 is off the air right? It went down sometime 
yesterday, unless it's been fixed in the last few hours.


On 10/6/2009 3:33 PM, Greg Brown wrote:
> Ok, people, I've got a problem that's really bugging me.  I had to move
> to an apartment this year and the building seems purpose-built to block
> 2 meter radio signals.  I have a tri-band HT that is literally worthless
> inside and a Yaesu FT-1802 50 watt 2 meter radio and a 1/4 mag mount
> antenna.  In the old house (in Youngsville) I could easily hit the
> 148.88 repeater even at 10 watts output.  Here, in downdown Durham, I
> can recieve transmissions on the FT-1802 but not push a signal to the
> repeater (the HT is useless inside, it can't even pick up a useable
> signal from the repeater).
> So, what can I do?  The building management already said no to a roof
> mounted antenna of any kind so that's out.  Can I try a different
> antenna inside the building?  The building in question is an old tobacco
> warehouse with foot-thick brick walls (exterior) and interior walls are
> built using metal studs with drywall over top.
> There's got to be *SOMETHING* I can do.
> Any ideas are welcome.
> Greg
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Thanks !
Dave Sorenson

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