Looks like I won’t make it to the meeting tonight.
I talked with Art last weekend a bit about how we might get the ham gear set up once we move to the new location. We’re not supposed to have antennas visible from the street. ( Wish we’d re-negotiated that. )
A low height inverted V would let us do NVIS work - useful for emcom. We could also look into building a couple of magnetic loop antennas. One for 80 and 40, and another for 20 and 10. Those work well close to a ground plane ( ie the roof ). They work well in high noise environments too.
Whatever we pursue on antennas, we need to plan ahead when we run the new cabling. Several runs of good coax from the operating position to the roof would be nice. That’s the hard part. On the roof, just connect up whatever antenna to one of the runs and connect the radio to the bottom end of same run.
I also spoke to Art about the possibility of putting up some rooftop cameras for weather. We have some cameras that might work, and there are inexpensive ( surplus ) analog to IP video converters around. Be fun to have, and if it’s used a lot, maybe we upgrade to better native IP cams in the future.
Sorry I can’t join you this evening.