2.6. ANTENNA SITE SELECTlON
Because this antenna is highly directional, many potential antenna sites may not be suitable.
Before making any site selection, you should know:
The direction of transmission (or the magnetic azimuth for the distant station).
The paths and tracks of both foot and vehicle traffic in the antenna area.
Select a site with NO OBSTRUCTIONS in the direction of transmission.
Examples of obstructions are:
Hills and mountains,
It isc a good idea to select both a primary and alternate antenna site. Then, if any problems arise at the primary
site, a quick move can be made to the alternate site.
Remember, sites must be within 50 feet of the radio. Only 50 feet of cable is available to connect the
2-7. ANTENNA SITE INSPECTION
Before making a final site selection, carefuily inspect the three Site areas which you will use to
secure your stakes.
In the antenna site area example below, INSPECT:
AREA A, the center of the site area where you will locate the stakes for the antenna mast.
AREA B and AREA C where you will locate the antenna stakes.
The three stake areas should be usable.
The soil should be able to
hold your stakes.
The area should be free
of small trees, shrubs
and undesirable foliage.
Poison ivy is an example
of undesirable foliage.