[time-nuts] GPS antenna in attic?

Scott McGrath scmcgrath at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 09:22:57 EST 2012


Or install a frosted dome type skylight as a radome lights the attic and allows for better reception

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On Nov 25, 2012, at 10:15 PM, "J. Forster" <jfor at quikus.com> wrote:

> There are ways to do it w/o drilling holes. Most all houses have vent
> stacks for the plumbing, typically 3 or 4 inch cast iron or thick plastic.
> 
> You can clamp a couple of feet of pipe onto one of those and run the wire
> to under an eve or through a gable end, adding a drip loop of course.
> 
> But, if it were my house and I just wanted to discipline my local
> standard, I'd try the attic first. Among other things, you can get to the
> antenna w/o climbing on the roof!
> 
> New England is not sunny CA.
> 
> -John
> 
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> 
> 
> 
>> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Peter Gottlieb <nerd at verizon.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm beginning to set up in my new house and planning where all my
>>> various
>>> antennas are going to go.  Being a wood frame building, I was wondering
>>> if
>>> it was sufficient to simply mount my Thunderbolt GPS antenna high in the
>>> attic.
>> 
>> 
>> It will work but it will be far from optimal.  All you need to do is get a
>> big drill bit and  drill through the roof and put up an iron galvanized
>> pipe.  Put a pipe flange on the end and bolt the GPS antenna to that.
>> You
>> will need some metal flashing and roofing tar and then you will have a
>> first class setup.  You run the coax down the pipe.   The timing antennas
>> are pointed on top so snow falls off
>> 
>> Chris Albertson
>> Redondo Beach, California
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