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vassylad

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Antenna's and cables..
« on: October 13, 2009, 07:51:09 PM »
Hi guys I know this subject as been covered in the past, I am looking to buy another external antenna and cable for my RB 2009, looking to spend round about £100 or so. What would you guys recommend I live in St.Helens thats about 15 miles North of LJLA and I get some good flights sometimes as far away as the east coast. I am just wandering if a new antenna would make any difference and would I have to mount it on the chimney or in the attic, my current RB twig sits upside down just beneath the guttering of the house, its the highest vantage point I can get without actually borrowing a ladder, any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Michael

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 08:27:02 PM »
Hi Vassylad
I have build my antenna call Franklin for 5 euros

http://www.radarvirtuel.com/sbs/Franklin/SBSFRANKLIN.pdf

4 mm section aluminium tube, strength 1 meter

I cover more than 180 Nm around LFRN without amplifier and 6 meter of coax cable 8 mm section.

Best regard's
Laurent

vassylad

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 08:32:51 PM »
Thank you Sir, that is very interesting and nice diagrams and photo's too.

Merci beaucoup

Michael

MrT

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 11:18:27 PM »
Hi Laurent,

That looks great.

My French is lousy, How do you achive the neat 'bends' in the aluminium?

Cheers,
Paul.

itestoo

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 11:36:33 AM »
Hi Paul and Vassylad
To make bends,  i use a clamp for electricity, i can send you a video how to built, but i mus do another Franklin, this week-end i can do it

Best regard's
Laurent
www.radarvirtuel.com/googlemaps new interface :)

MrT

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 11:16:47 AM »
Hi Paul and Vassylad
To make bends,  i use a clamp for electricity, i can send you a video how to built, but i mus do another Franklin, this week-end i can do it

Best regard's
Laurent
www.radarvirtuel.com/googlemaps new interface :)

Thanks Laurent,

A how to video would be great.

Cheers,
Paul

vassylad

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Re: Antenna's and cables..
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2009, 10:33:10 PM »
Hi guys can anyone add to my original question please.

Thanks Michael