What Are The Longest Range Handheld HAM Radios?

  1. PhoenixV profile image69
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Are The Longest Range Handheld HAM Radios?

    What Are The Longest Range Handheld HAM Radios?

  2. Ray Bardwell profile image55
    Ray Bardwellposted 5 years ago

    There are a lot of factors that have to be used to give a definitively exact answer, but for most signals above 20 MHz the limit is usually determined by your line-of-sight to the transmitting antenna. Closer in to the antenna, you'll get some reflected signal that "fills in" areas where there isn't a true line-of-sight. But, once you get a few miles out, terrain (hills) and the natural curvature of the earth are going to be the biggest factors affecting reception range. Basically, if there is any terrain between your receiving antenna and the transmitting antenna, your chances of being able to receive anything from that site are pretty low.

 
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