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Author Topic: RadarBox noise and range  (Read 563 times)

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jwyman

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RadarBox noise and range
« on: March 23, 2022, 06:38:25 PM »
Hello All,
  I have provided screenshots of my RB XRange status screen to gather information of RB working with and without a preamp.

I am curious if the noise level should be a concern...

Runway 31

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 07:45:34 PM »
No idea but the x-range has a pre-amp fitted so using another is not a good idea

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 12:57:39 AM »
Strange thing is that without the preamp, i hardly see any range. With it in i get out to ~ 160-170 nm

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 08:07:10 AM »
Did you contact support for advice

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2022, 06:46:23 PM »
It appears that the antenna and/or connector at the bottom of the antenna was bad.

Replaced with a new antenna and cable. Now seeing farther than previously done when it was new... Ordered a VSWR antenna checker just to make sure.

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2022, 07:47:04 PM »
Glad its sorted, well done

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2022, 05:48:01 PM »
Here's a pic of the analyzer showing great VSWR and impedance...

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Re: RadarBox noise and range
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2022, 08:12:02 AM »
Here's a pic of the analyzer showing great VSWR and impedance...

This is a very good piece of instrument. I purchased it about 4 years ago for $200