Originally Posted by sschaer
sorry for not getting back to you earlier.
as mentioned my layout runs around the house.
i also tried to use a longer antenna on the receiver. doubled the length, 4x the length. did not help.
mounting the receiver above the roof line would mean to mount it 15ft above the tracks. exposed to wind and rain. probably not a really nice place for electronics.
btw, roof size is 38x80ft ....
I actually mounted mine inside an old telephone wiring box that I got for free when they changed over to newer boxes in my neighborhood. Got quite a few of them for free since they were just going to take them and throw them away.
I sanded out the interior, let the antenna wire dangle, as well as the power and accessory wires leave our from the covered openings where the wire and cables went into the box.
The boxes are weatherproof, but the signal still gets to the RX'er inside with no failure rate. The wind or rain hasn't bothered mine and it's been out there for going on 6 years now.
So you can make it a bit more weatherproof and still function fine mounting it above a roof line with a little thicker wood and zip ties.
Mine has withstood 2 hurricanes and still functions great.