Augh..4 bucks a foot.

What's the difference between LMR900 and 5/8 heliax?

Josh Luthman
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On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 10:30 AM, Kurt Fankhauser <k...@wavelinc.com> wrote:

> I have done this with LMR400, I ran 150 foot of LMR400 up a tower and put a
> 250mw amp at the top. With the choosen antenna I was right at 36db power
> output. It actually worked very well. Just as good or better than having
> the
> radio's at the top. It was a cheap way to put your radio's on the ground.
> BUT the first time the site got a lightning hit again I was screwed :(
>
> So I quickly figured out the cost of replacing amps after 1 hit that I
> could
> have spent the extra money on the LMR900 or 5/8 HELIAX and I would have
> actually come out cheaper by not going the amped route.
>
> Kurt Fankhauser
> WAVELINC
> P.O. Box 126
> Bucyrus, OH 44820
> 419-562-6405
> www.wavelinc.com
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On
> Behalf Of Josh Luthman
> Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:09 AM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] MiniPCI Radio Cards
>
> Is that how we can get 2.4 and 5.8 gear on the ground, with an amplifier?
>
> I would love having the gear inside and just coax and amp and antenna
> outside way up there!
>
> On 6/19/09, Jeremy Parr <jeremyp...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2009/6/19 Scott Carullo <sc...@brevardwireless.com>
> >
> >>
> >> My first advice is ditch the amp, not necessary and most likely illegal
> >> power.  You can get what you need out of the minipci card.
> >>
> >> You will want to purchase from US distributor, search for RB411 and you
> >> should have plenty of options, best one probably close to you so you get
> >> them quickly prices are roughly the same everywhere.  Titan Wireless is
> an
> >> excellent source of Mikrotik Product and they are good to work with.
> >>
> >
> > I would like to ditch the amps, and run the radios tower-top, but we have
> so
> > much lightning here. I'd like to limit towertop equipment to an amp,
> since
> > its easy to troubleshoot and replace. This will let me locate the radios
> in
> > the shack at the base, and troubleshoot easily without a climb, or 20
> trips
> > up and down replacing one bit at a time. I'm only planning on a 250mw or
> > 500mw amp.
> >
> >
> >
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