I have read various posts in this forum, and absorbed the information provided. However, I have a simple question, and hope that the “wise and experienced old one’s” out there could offer some advice or opinion.
I am running a FlightFeeder (v7.8.8) and the antenna is on a mast mounted to the chimney on my roof. The device is in my living room. At the moment, the antenna is about 6 foot higher than the apex of my roof, with a clear line-of-sight to the horizon. I regularly achieve very close to, and rarely but occasionally above, 200nm. My typical time-out range is around 185nm. (I am on the coast, and the flight paths are to and from inland).
My question - I have an opportunity to raise the antenna a further 6 - 7 foot approximately, while keeping the same 10m ( 33 foot ) cable length, but this will require a new mounting bracket, longer mast, drilling of holes through the wall, re-routing, etc.
I would like to know if the 6 foot height increase of the antenna will give any “significant” increase in distance achieved, along the same clear line-of-sight to the horizon. Basically, will my “normal” 185-190 nm range increase to in excess of 200 - 215 nm on a given day? (I do realise that this is of course dependant on the aircraft FL).
Thanks for any responses.