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Yagi Antenna for "death" Spot?

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:09 pm
by Username
Hi
I have an Areal Antenna and there is an small Mountain where I cant receive anythings sure because it blocks the Signal.
So can an Yagi Antenna help me to receive some of the Signals who got are to weak to get by the Areal Antenna?

Re: Yagi Antenna for "death" Spot?

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:05 pm
by rtlsdrblog
Maybe if some weak amount of signal is still getting through. But if the mountain blocks it completely, no antenna can really help there if the signal simply doesn't exist past the mountain.

Re: Yagi Antenna for "death" Spot?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:34 am
by Username
:) The price for an Cheap Antenna is not that Bad. So I keep it in my mind. :D

Re: Yagi Antenna for "death" Spot?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:10 am
by aurgathor
Usually there is a bit of scatter, so you'll still get some signal even without LOS.

If you look in SDR# and see some signal at the right frequency, but if it's too noisy to be useful, a Yagi will probably help. However, If you see no signal at all, then the Yagi may not see enough signal either.

Of course the only sure way to know the answer is by trying a Yagi,

Re: Yagi Antenna for "death" Spot?

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:47 pm
by TomLine
What frequency is the signal? A tight yagi could maybe pickup a high freq signal bouncing off something else? A lower freq signal maybe a higher antenna or different polarization, filtering, amplification, etc.