Use a high-gain bidirectional antenna, such as antenna AT-984A/G.
Fabricate and install a directional field-expedient antenna.
Install an omnidirectional ground-plane antenna, such as the RC-292
If receiving a very weak signal, use a headset to cut out local
Raise the height of your antenna.
A vehicle with a quarter-wave whip antenna mounted on its left
rear transmits its strongest signal in a line running from the
antenna through the right front of the vehicle (Fig 11 (A)).
Similarly, an antenna mounted on the right rear radiates its
strongest signal in a direction toward the left front (Fig 11
10. ANTENNA SITING.
is that a radio and its antenna must be situated in a position that ensures
receiver will have greater range if the antenna is located in a high
position that is clear of hills, buildings, cliffs, densely wooded areas,
and other obstructions. Dips, depressions, valleys, and low places are poor
radio locations, because the surrounding high terrain tends to absorb the
Weak signals may be expected if the radio is
operated near steel bridges, power lines, or other electrical circuits. The
siting of a tactical radio station usually is a compromise between the
technical requirements for transmission and reception and the tactical
considerations of cover and concealment.