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

donroden at hiwaay.net donroden at hiwaay.net
Tue Oct 6 15:48:51 EDT 2009

Windows ?


opps......... can I say "windows" on a linux site ?

Quoting "Greg Brown" <gwbrown1 at gmail.com>:

> 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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