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Old 27-Sep-2011, 2:33 AM   #49
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I took the liberty to reverse engineer the location of your neighborhood. (The mileage numbers in your report are enough to get within a few blocks.)

Based on Google Earth imagery, it looks like 40' to 60' trees cover much of the terrain in the 30 miles between you and the transmitters north of you.

I'm starting to wonder if you are experiencing more than the average vegetation attenuation. Shooting through a few trees will result in noticeable attenuation. Trying to see through more than 10 miles of dense vegetation could explain the tough reception conditions your facing.

Can you consider mast or tower options that would put the antenna near, at or above tree top level?
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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