When the weather starts to cool off in a few weeks, I have a path between two different locations that I would like to investigate using 2m. The idea is to figure out what minimum antennas + installation height will get a usable path. I'm planning to do the investigation using FM packet, for simplicity and minimizing cost. Once I have the results, I can extrapolate to other modes, as needed, and if needed. For the antenna part, I'm planning to use some telescoping fiberglass, so I can vary the height without too much difficulty. The antennas would be horizontally polarized yagis. For the rest of the gear, I'm thinking about a RasPi with a TNC-Pi at one end, running from solar + battery, to give me an endpoint that I can query without having a person there. That end is just open field, so it would need to be something I could put in a box. The radio would just be a Baofeng, or whatever I could get cheap. The idea would be that I would regularly interrogate the remote unit, and then see how much the error rate and/or packet loss rate improves or worsens at different installation heights, but averaged over time. That way, I could do most of the experiment from one end of the link. Any thoughts on better hardware for a remote + rural digimode endpoint for testing purposes?