Offtopic: directional antenna for XO-1.75?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Wed May 23 22:41:02 EDT 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> You can achieve a significant gain by making the antenna higher,
> especially if you need to get past anything in the fresnel zone, such
> as the masts of other boats or restaurant windows.

OK. I'll try to get an ext usb wlan with a long cable, and I'll hoist
it as high as possible, as far from masts and stays as possible.
Gonzalo was suggesting sticking the wlan device in a wokfi, but I
won't be able to aim it.

> You might also consider two XOs connected by ethernet cable.  One on a
> mast, one down below.

Heh. XO on the bosun's chair.

> (I'm an ex-sailor ... there's no large bodies of water out here).

Come join us! Large catamaran, BVI. What could possibly go wrong? ;-)


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