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Title: Shameless plug II, repeater-in-a-bucket
Post by: Kurt on November 26, 2014, 07:03:07 am
Working prototype for a bucket repeater (http://modernsurvivalonline.com/bucket-repeater/).  Was (re)thinking the crossband repeater setup I have in the truck (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=34553.0) and the local topography around my AO, and how I might want to put a repeater on the top of a nearby hill - but not leave my truck parked there to do it.  Since the hill is almost a mile away, needed a solution that didn't require daily battery charging.  Think the part I was most happy about was that it didn't require any trips to the store or waiting for Amazon orders to arrive to build it, just digging around the basement/garage and a little channeling of my inner MacGyver.  If anyone has any suggested improvements for any part of the plan for building or deploying it, would appreciate hearing them. 
Title: Re: Shameless plug II, repeater-in-a-bucket
Post by: Cherokee on May 26, 2016, 09:26:51 pm
This may require a few trips to the store, Craigslist, Amazon, and EBay.

A small enclosed trailer, with a fold up, telescoping antenna. Don't forget the out triggers and anchor points. You'll need solar panels and gear to charge the batteries.

If you own the land, consider a small utility shed and a more permanent antenna.