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les

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Best External Antenna
« on: March 05, 2009, 11:11:22 PM »
Hi all,
i know it's down mainly to personal preference, but what is the general opinion on the best external antenna for  radarbox. i am considering getting one but am unsure of which one to throw my hard earned money at. any and all opinions greatly appreciated

Les

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Re: Best External Antenna
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 07:42:33 AM »
Quite a few threads on this.

There seems to be aroud 5 you can choose.

This is what I bought and here is the thread

 http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2271.msg19012#msg19012


There seems to e a good one from the USA but is quite costly to order

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2037.0

One more here - http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2274.0

Have a look over the past 5 pages on threads and there is quite a few others.

Oh I got my one from here

http://www.rocketradio.co.uk/radarama-base-antenna-for-airnav-radarbox-and-kinetic-avionics-sbs-1-1488-p.asp


and this one

http://www.rocketradio.co.uk/radar-extender-external-antenna-for-radarbox--sbs-1-1500-p.asp
1 mile west of EGLC (London city Airport)

viking9

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Re: Best External Antenna
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 08:55:05 AM »
Hi all,
i know it's down mainly to personal preference, but what is the general opinion on the best external antenna for  radarbox. i am considering getting one but am unsure of which one to throw my hard earned money at. any and all opinions greatly appreciated

Les

It all depends on your location. If you are in a valley or cannot get your antenna up above the line of sight of buildings you may be wasting your money buying a high gain vertical antenna. Have a look at what I wrote recently here:

http://radarspotters.eu/forum/index.php?topic=11.0

Tom
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Lou

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Re: Best External Antenna
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 09:06:31 PM »
Hi Les if your interested you can get a very neat little aerial from Sandpiper Communications (sandpiperaerials.co.uk or Tel 01685 870425) Ive had mine since last summer and it works really well, I get live flights as far away as Paris and Jersey on a 5 metre pole in the garden. I`ll be putting it up on the chimney as soon as weather gets a bit better, its only about 18" inches (460mm) so if you have got a busybody council or others it will hardly notice, also at £35 +6p&p its quite a bargain.Regards Lou.