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Old 27-Nov-2015, 7:46 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2014
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adding optimal elevation for your location to get LOS signals

Since the data has the ability to calculate if your entered height results in LOS signals I was wondering how intensive would it be to calculate the optimal height for an antenna at any specific location

so I come here
put in my cords or address

you find there are 50 stations
20 of the stations are 35 miles away
20 of the stations are 55 miles away
10 of the stations are 97 miles away

so then the user excludes the 97miles away ones

then has a choice of optimal 35miles on their roof or 55miles on a tower

OR maybe add a col that would show the optimal height for each station to get LOS .. or set a minimal like edge1 ..

so say station 1 2 3 4 5 with high db with LOS .. then you see Edge1 for #6 and it says in a col that LOS is possible at 10 feet higher and will result in a DB gain of .. blah..

Pretty calculation intensive i would guess but maybe in the future it might be interesting for people that have different terrains like live in a valley or maybe they just need to use a roof antenna instead of expecting the set top antenna on the basement TV to get them signal ... and if it was only a small difference for some people they might decide to go with the roof antenna..

anyway just an idea .. probably to cpu hungry but maybe you can test it
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