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2. ## Help with my Relay CommSat Probe? When Too Much is Not Enough

Hello fellow KSP folks! I'm hoping the kind souls in this community can help me avoid actual maths as I plan to launch a mega-relay network in the Kerbol system. Here is my (probably well-overbuilt) CommNet relay / direct communications probe: My main question: How much signal power will I realistically be getting? Can I guess-timate this without actually doing the math work here or here. Specs: 9x RA-100 = 100G x 9 = 900G 4x Communotron 88-88 (Tweakscaled to 220% because, aesthetics) = 484G x 4 = 1,936G 1x RC-01S = 5K My goal is to have six of these orbiting around Kerbol at a decent distance to cover the entire solar system. I'm playing with the Outer Planets mod, so I've got to get signal all the way out to Neidon and maybe even Plock. Appreciate all your help! (Also moderators, please if this question/topic is not in the correct forum, please go ahead and put this in the right place.)
3. ## Ideal Commnet Altitude - What do you use?

Hi! I like to set commnet relays to archive total coverage of the bodies surfaces. More a hobby/completionist thing than a real need. Searching about it, i found that the bare minimum is the radius of the planet/moon. I'm trying to use two sets of 3, the first set at 45º, and the other at -45º. Or both 45º with LAN 0º and 180º. Forming a "X", each satellite apart 120º, with one RA-2. Using Kerbin as an example, it would be 600 km. I tested it and it didn't felt right. The lines between the satellites goes too close to the planet, and vessels on the surface need angles too step into the horizon to have communication. Any increase in occlusion and it stop working. I tested 720 km ( x 1,20 the radius), it became better, but with 6 satellites there are blackspots. They can be in the poles, or in the tropics, depending how I release the 2 sets. Making some tests, I found that 5x the radius is what looks better and somewhat more realistic, the angles in the horizon are far better for the vessels in the surface. For Kerbin this is 3000 km. It felt much more right, and I'll probably keep it for Kerbin and all the bodies. With a simple Communotron 16 I can get 100% signal anyway. To you guys think this altitude is simple a waste of resources, or it is really more realistic? What altitude to you use?
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