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Old 5-Mar-2015, 11:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ultra View Post
I mean does the terrain and lack of infrastructure make a difference to the multipath problem?
Sure... but predicting with useful precision is beyond the capability of an online service. Too much changes, too quickly, in the real world to maintain a database that could include all trees, buildings, planes, cars, trucks, etc. Nearby trees are always expected to cause problems if forced to aim through them. The lack of nearby buildings or other flat RF reflecting surfaces suggest less classic multipath issues, but natural terrain can easily provide RF reflective surfaces.

In practice, it's far more useful to anticipate the possibility and be prepared with an antenna that has directional properties appropriate for the predicted conditions, and then be willing to experiment with alternate mounting locations and heights if the need arises. (Test reception before you drill a hole in your house.)
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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