Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Comms: Suburban Field Test
Just ran an informal test on the DTRs.
We had 5x5 at .68 miles. I lost that signal completely when I turned into a single-story shopping center. When I got about 150 away from the center, we returned to 5x5. In our way were trees, gentle terrain dips and hills, and several buildings.
We kept 5x5 as I drove up a road parallel to H's position, .65 miles away. I lost her when I passed another shopping center about 100 feet away, between our two radios. As soon as I cleared that single-story shopping center and got back onto a main road (with the same sort of terrain & trees/buildings as described above) we returned to 5x5 until I returned to H's spot.
Our first impression: Quality radios. They will be utilized in the future, especially on the TOC.
Posted by K at 5:38 PM