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 Subject :Operating Antennas from inside attic/roof spaces.. 2016-06-05- 09:00:20 
MM0WST
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Hi, I'm wondering if its possible to run a parabolic antenna (TP-Link TL-ANT2424B 2.4GHz 24dBi Grid
) from inside an attic/roof space? The roof fabric is wood and slate tiles. Is the RF transparent to the fabric or is it attenuating? Any advice appreciated. 73 Derek

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 Subject :Re:Operating Antennas from inside attic/roof spaces.. 2016-06-06- 09:28:49 
KC9WET
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It will attenuate a lot, but might work for a close link. How close is the next nearest node? You might consider a ubiquiti m2 and mount it outside, I would bet the gain difference will be minimal between 24dbi inside and 11dbi outside. At 2.4ghz+ you'll find that it doesn't take much to attenuate your signal.
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 Subject :Re:Operating Antennas from inside attic/roof spaces.. 2016-06-06- 13:02:39 
MM0WST
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thanks for the reply. My nearest node is 2.5 miles away with direct LoS. I'm not sure the M2 will cut the mustard at that range. I have some external roof mounting options for the TP-Link, but thanks for confirming!
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 Subject :Re:Operating Antennas from inside attic/roof spaces.. 2016-06-07- 08:13:13 
KC9WET
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Good luck, let us know how it turns out.
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 Subject :Re:Operating Antennas from inside attic/roof spaces.. 2016-10-11- 08:43:39 
N7SGT
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Might I recommend the Ubiquiti AG-2G16-HP AirGrid M2-HP 16dBi Grid 2.4GHz. We are making a 20 mile link with two of these antennas. They are inexpensive and are complete and it has a relatively small foot print if that is an issue.
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