Wednesday, December 3, 2014

McLean County Illinois DSTAR Coverage

I've found that there are two site options when you're building a repeater...find a really tall structure (tall relative to terrain) or put up multiple sites. We've not had much luck finding a really tall structure in Bloomington, IL for our DSTAR system. So we've got two sites active right now...one at my farm in Heyworth and one in North Normal at KJ9P's QTH. By having two sites active, we've filled in most of the geography for the county. There are still some spots that are weak...you aren't going to be able to use a handheld from downtown Bloomington. But hey, we're amateurs and we're learning!

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