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raflec

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 10:23:17 PM »
Hello Jetset,
I have been following this thread with interest. I am also thinking of moving or renewing my aerial. Can I ask how you have connected your scanner aerial to your computer, because mine has a BNC socket on the end for the scanner.
Also can i just get a USB to USB extension lead from Maplins, to extend the length of the original supplied aerial and cable.
Thanks
Graham

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 11:01:10 PM »
You should get far better reception with the supplied antenna than with a scanner type discone. Before I decided  to go for an outside antenna I purchased a 20Ft usb extension from maplins which enabled me to piace the supplied antenna at the top of the loftspace.

 This resulted in a 360 degree  performance with greater range and was a vast improvement on my original window ledge position. Just experiment with the positions until you get a result you are happy with.

Martin

PS.  Once you have done that you will start looking at the external antennas.  I think we all go down the same road   :-)


jetset

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 06:00:11 PM »
Graham, You mean radarbox.? I used an SMA-BNC adapter.

Martin, my next experiment is to try the supplied aerial up there.

Steve
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GrimReaperuk

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 03:23:13 PM »
Radar Rama from location outdoors and loft.

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2437.0

regards

g

jetset

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2009, 03:52:10 PM »
Wow, that's good to see.
I'm impressed...Thanks

Steve
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Neilman2424

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2009, 08:04:50 PM »
Not wishing to purchase an antenna at the moment, I made a basic 1/4 wave antenna and mounted it outside. Coverage and antenna can be seen here http://allan.kissack.co.uk/index.php?page=radarbox

Allan was interested to know what your qth ellavation is ??

jetset

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2009, 05:59:09 PM »
Another update.

Swapped Scan King for supplied aerial and dropped from 15 flights to 1 (unit set to show ADS-B only)

I've plugged the Scan King back in and back up to 20 flights.

Now I'm wondering if a dedicated aerial will give me any more.

Steve
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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2009, 07:39:57 PM »
Hi Steve, what is your approximate location and what's around you in the way of natural features, buildings, trees etc.?
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jetset

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2009, 07:45:54 PM »
I'm in Watford, nothing much around me apart from houses.

Edit : polar diag with Scan King in loft
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 07:49:14 PM by jetset »
Steve

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2009, 06:49:52 PM »
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Allan was interested to know what your qth ellavation is ??
Neilman2424, apologies for the delay in replying. I am in SLeaford Lincs and I think that is around 15m AMSL

DIAPHONE

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2009, 12:12:14 AM »
Brand new DPD antenna for sale here in the UK. Has not been in the fresh air! Still with it's original USA packaging. £90 + P+P. Contact via profile.

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Re: Best aerial
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2009, 08:25:51 AM »
Hi

I am using a home made dipole from Stansted.  It is mounted on pole on the outside of the house.

Dudley
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