Originally Posted by travellerw
Sigh.. Sometime I wish people offered their opinion in a different way.. Sailing is supposed to relax people!
Yes I know all about attenuation and I realize I cannot plug
50 feet of low loss cable into a low power
device... I bought the stuff months ago and couldn't find the link to the cable I bought (actually too lazy to log into amazon). So I posted the first one I found. The cable I bought is actually 30 feet, but I only plan to use a small amount for this install. It will all depend on the boat and where/how I decide to do the install. I will probably mount the MIFI device in a weatherproof enclosure close to the antenna
I say the following with respect.
I dont know you. I have no idea of your professional skills or background, I have read everything you have written this far, I am interested in the topic myself and love to learn those little tips from people who know what they are doing.
You were not offered an opinion. You were stated facts. If you "know all about attenuation" then what question are you really asking?
You wish for an opinion stated in a different way? Be careful what you wish for. Some of the other professionals on this board are not so kind in their responses...Especially if they feel the person asking is not really listening......
Your not sailing right now. You are doing a hypothetical run through a setup for a signal transmission
and receptor unit. You say you have all the bases covered....... Then what are you asking?
When you have your vessel and set up the electronics
, you will have to tune it to your individual boat. Find the right spot for placement, and all these other things that can only be done when sailing. But then, you probably know that.
Im trying to learn something from your knowledge base or see if I can offer some practical experienced advice from a setup on my vessel that works, (and for which I got a lot of help with it from CF experts) only, you probably know all about that.
As for me, I wish that we could help you, but fear that its a case of not being able to help the helpless.