[time-nuts] GPS antenna in attic?
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.
>> 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
>>> antennas are going to go. Being a wood frame building, I was wondering
>>> it was sufficient to simply mount my Thunderbolt GPS antenna high in the
>> 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.
>> 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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