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

Greg Brown gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 15:43:11 EDT 2009

Actually, no, I wasn't aware.  I've not been on the air (transmitting) in
months and listening in a couple weeks.

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Dave Sorenson <sorenson at uffdaa.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Dave
> 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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