Problem with distances

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goldrak
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Problem with distances

Post by goldrak » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:16 pm

Hello

Thanks a lot for this excellent forum.

I need your help, I have my antennas at the 1rst floor and my computer at the ground, how i can get the signal from the antennas on my computer without loose too many signal ?

the distance is 10m, and i have cable rg58

Thanks

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Re: Problem with distances

Post by rtlsdrblog » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 am

10m isn't too bad, to reduce losses i'd suggest:

1) Switch to RG6 cable which is cheap and lower loss

2) Use an LNA at the antenna side to overcome cable loss

3) Use a 5 - 10m active USB extension cable or hub instead and place the dongle near the antenna.

goldrak
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Re: Problem with distances

Post by goldrak » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:28 am

thanks for your support :P

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