Receiver Installation

If you plan to install a new OGN receiver at your location, the following links will be helpful:

Finding a good location

One of the most important points is the view. The best view is a free horizont in all direction. In most cases you have buildings or mountains blocking the horizont. You can simulate the receiver coverage with several Tools.
One good tool is radio mobile.

Following parameters were used to make the simulation:

Antenna Height: 10m
Mobile Antenna Height: 500m Frequency: 902MHz
Maximum Range: 300km
Base Antenna Gain 9.0dB
Tx Power 0.01W
Rx Line Loss: 0.5dB
Rx Threshold: 0.1mV

Not mentioned parameters had the default parameter.

The comparison of the OGN coverage tool show that the simulation is quite good.

Tutoriels en français pour l'installation d'un recepteur : (tutorials in french - installation of a receiver)

  • part%201.pdf Achat du matériel (buying the hardware, caution: deprecated!)
  • part%202.pdf Préparation logiciel (preparing the software, caution: deprecated!)
  • bientot.jpg Installation sur le terrain (installing on site)

Once your receiver is installed, please do not forget to update the list of receivers page.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License