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#41
No problem - I wonder what configuration went wrong before the factory reset. At least it's working now. Cool

Like my recent experiencing testing a GoMo SIM and similar report on Boards, Eir appears to be traffic shaping now. With my testing, the speed starts off quick and then drops to single digit Mbps.

With your Eir SIM, try downloading the 100MB file from the following test page. With me, the traffic shaping on GoMo is like the Three network where certain hosts get priority such as the Vultr page. You can view the Throughput in Task Manger -> Performance tab -> Ethernet.
https://ams-nl-ping.vultr.com/

Hopefully the 48 speed will improve once you get the SXT mounted outside.
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#42
Hey comsman, read your posts previously and love your enthusiasm for experimenting, ever thought about ham radio or radio experimenters as they’re known in Ireland? Also isn’t it great to have the likes of Sean and others on the internet to spoon feed those (me) that don’t quite get it lol...

Sorry, Sean the site was slow to refresh and I saw Comsman’s post before yours lol

Yeah I’ll try that tomorrow if I get chance but the mrs was starting to get annoyed with me lol so had to put the toys away... I bought the sxt before seeing reviews on the LHG version and it’s not for me but my father who is struggling with internet at the home house. But seriously though thanks for all this
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#43
It's probably the database server under load due to the shared hosting package I'm on.  Earlier today I had to contact Blacknight as the database server was down. 

You can give that Vultr page a test with 48 also.  Three's traffic shaping (which affects 48) varies from one area to another and some masts appear to have no traffic shaping. 

The following gives an example here at this time of posting.  Ookla Speedtest usually delivers in-between actual download rates (~6Mbps) and what Vultr gets:
   
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#44
Thanks Sean,

So, the plan. Going to take down the LHG, mount the iskra, run 2 10m coax to attic connected to Chateau. I'll deselect any bands and let the chateau do it's best with CA.

I'll post the results later in the week. We will see what we see.

Do you think the iskra will be ok... What about wind? It will be mounted on an existing TV mast.
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#45
Update,

Took down the LHG and mounted the iskra. Connected the chateau and did 360 with iskra. Had 2 towers in mind but checked around for curiosity.  Got a good result from one of them B3, B20 CA. 

Speeds are very good, 50-70mbps, almost double what the LHG was getting. You learn something new every day. I will bear in mind what you said about water wicking on the iskra, so if that happens what are the signs?

Connected the B818 then and locked it away, he's very happy. We can WhatsApp video call now, fair play Sean.
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#46
The main symptom of water wicking is a sharp drop in the signal strength, particularly on band 3. With me, the signal would drop from about -100dBm to -120dBm, particularly when it's calm and misty outside where water droplets build up on everything, i.e. I call it the type of weather that makes sheep soggy. Smile

Since shoving a cut up plastic pen between the elements, I haven't had any issue with mist or rain since.
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#47
Soggy Sheep ?, I know the days only to too well. A day for the couch when they do come.

My learnings are that the LHG performs well with strong B3 coverage in the area, drops a little in the evening but not for long and recovers really quickly. However, where the LHG doesn't get really strong band 3, then the log antenna will out perform the LHG.

thanks again Sean.
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#48
I would have thought that the lhg would outperform a log antenna on Band 3 in low signal situations, seeing as it has supposedly 17db gain around that frequency?

I was thinking of getting an lhg lte to replace a log antenna that suffers some signal drops in bad weather. Seems it might not be the best idea considering your results.
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#49
(21/11/2020, 05:50 PM)waveguide Wrote: I would have thought that the lhg would outperform a log antenna on Band 3 in low signal situations, seeing as it has supposedly 17db gain around that frequency?

I was thinking of getting an lhg lte to replace a log antenna that suffers some signal drops in bad weather. Seems it might not be the best idea considering your results.

From my experience of my own home and my dad's, 2 different towers as follows. Where B3 is strong, I get anywhere between 40 and 60mbps. That's good enough by itself. However, where I was only getting 30mbps or thereabouts, it would drop back in the Eve to between 5 and 10. That's still good enough for him as he lives alone. However, when I introduce the log with a cat12 router the band aggregation makes a difference alright. Sean has to be credited with that as he helped me through answering various questions. The LHG is very very good in its own right but it wasn't the same on both installs for me at least. Sean can maybe add his jedi knowledge also. Best of luck in your adventure ?
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#50
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(21/11/2020, 06:07 PM)Comsman Wrote:
(21/11/2020, 05:50 PM)waveguide Wrote: I would have thought that the lhg would outperform a log antenna on Band 3 in low signal situations, seeing as it has supposedly 17db gain around that frequency?

I was thinking of getting an lhg lte to replace a log antenna that suffers some signal drops in bad weather. Seems it might not be the best idea considering your results.

From my experience of my own home and my dad's, 2 different towers as follows. Where B3 is strong, I get anywhere between 40 and 60mbps. That's good enough by itself. However, where I was only getting 30mbps or thereabouts, it would drop back in the Eve to between 5 and 10. That's still good enough for him as he lives alone. However, when I introduce the log with a cat12 router the band aggregation makes a difference alright. Sean has to be credited with that as he helped me through answering various questions. The LHG is very very good in its own right but it wasn't the same on both installs for me at least. Sean can maybe add his jedi knowledge also. Best of luck in your adventure ?

Cheers for the info!  I suppose the only way to find out if it is the same here, is to get one and test it out.
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#51
Maybe Sean can clarify further, what I saw was RSRP neg 80s with 10+ SINR then the dish maintained excellent B3 and was more than adequate, no need for anything else.

Where it was neg 90s 100s it drops back in the evening. EIR & 3.
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#52
(21/11/2020, 05:50 PM)waveguide Wrote: I was thinking of getting an lhg lte to replace a log antenna that suffers some signal drops in bad weather. Seems it might not be the best idea considering your results.
The next time the signal drops, have a look at each LOG antenna to see if there are water droplets wicking between the elements. If there are, these droplets are likely the culprit.

I have a separate thread here that goes into further detail and shows an example of the rain issue I had with mine:
https://confusedbird.com/thread-27.html
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