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Old 05-10-2017, 08:33 PM
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Thanks. I.m looking for simplicity in the field and would prefer not to use a yagi or a multicopter. The Microtrainer loses the signal a bit too easily over the crest of a hill. Day before yesterday signal was intermittent and in that situation a slight improvement in reception would have kept it continuous. Marshall uses a longer antenna. And some people write about carrying a Marshall Omni in a small backpack to improve reception further in hilly terrain.
Paul,

No, no! Put the omni on top of your hat! Gets it up higher and in the clear.
See illustrated method below.



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Old 05-10-2017, 08:46 PM
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Paul,

No, no! Put the omni on top of your hat! Gets it up higher and in the clear.
See illustrated method below.



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Radar-Check, Rangefinder-Check, Raptor---Raptor???
Oh bytes! I was sure I had one when I left the base station.


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Lol! Very good! Too much kit!
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:58 AM
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675 with transmitter.
Full warrenry.
07748983987
Thanks, im really slow at actually deciding what i wanna buy, n im still tryna decide what i actually want. so if somebody else wants it then sell it to them n forget about me
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:10 AM
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Thanks, im really slow at actually deciding what i wanna buy, n im still tryna decide what i actually want. so if somebody else wants it then sell it to them n forget about me
That's a good offer from Davey.
I would be getting that set if I needed one.
You wont need any extra flying a Harris.

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Old 07-10-2017, 10:52 AM
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Paul,

No, no! Put the omni on top of your hat! Gets it up higher and in the clear.
See illustrated method below.



Captain Gizmo Flies (Tries) Again

Attachment 159976

Radar-Check, Rangefinder-Check, Raptor---Raptor???
Oh bytes! I was sure I had one when I left the base station.


Irregardless,
Thomas of the Desert
I dont think I'll be making the hat, but you words 'higher and in the clear' came back to me yesterday when I lost the signal. I took the 'Microtrainer' out of my pocket and
Held it at arms length above my head. The signal was restored. I am considering adding a pocket to the end of the sleeve of my hawking jacket. Then I can instantly double the receiver's height above the ground when I need to.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:39 PM
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Paul,

I am 3/4 serious about the hat. A pocket on the hat with a snap or Velcro flap, particularly if you already wear a hat in the field, might be very practical. Keeps the Microtrainer/PLink out of the way of the rest of the gear in addition to up higher. Just grab your hat to get the last extra foot up.

If you are flying a Harris' Hawk with a T perch you can put a pocket up on the pole.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:47 PM
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Paul,

I am 3/4 serious about the hat. A pocket on the hat with a snap or Velcro flap, particularly if you already wear a hat in the field, might be very practical. Keeps the Microtrainer/PLink out of the way of the rest of the gear in addition to up higher. Just grab your hat to get the last extra foot up.

If you are flying a Harris' Hawk with a T perch you can put a pocket up on the pole.

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Thomas of the Desert
Thanks. I could well make such an amendment to my hat but its still too warm here for wearing one. And I could take it off and hold it at arm's length if necessary. Or perhaps throw it in the air? (This might be interpreted as a lure though.) But I still wish ordinary reception could be improved too.

I fly a Tiercel. In his first year he once took my hat off and flew away with it!
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:35 AM
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Paul,

The other suggestion that has come up on NAFEX is essentially a cell phone holster worn high up on the strap of a falconry vest, on the side you use least often and where it will not get in the way of your hood keeper etc.

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Old 09-10-2017, 10:00 AM
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The other suggestion that has come up on NAFEX is essentially a cell phone holster worn high up on the strap of a falconry vest, on the side you use least often and where it will not get in the way of your hood keeper etc.

T.o.t.D.
What about a telescopic selfie snapper, or simply a telescopic ariel and piece of tape?
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:45 PM
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What about a telescopic selfie snapper, or simply a telescopic ariel and piece of tape?
Any way to get some extra height. If you use a brush beating stick a way to fasten the linker to the stick for use as a pole. A selfie extender is just a prebuilt collapsible stick. I have used collapsible painters poles as an easy to stow beating stick. If the pole is metal try to have the linker above and clear of the pole if practical.

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