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Author Topic: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!  (Read 5977 times)

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CHILL51

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Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« on: March 16, 2010, 03:59:27 PM »
Just a week after purchasing a ANRB i thought id try a new antenna so i bought a Radar-Rama 1090 antenna and i have to say the results are fantastic my aircraft count has gone from 45 to 190. A fab little antenna i also invested in some decent cable aswell Westflex W103 , 15metres of it which was pretty pricey but worth it.

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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 07:27:54 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I was looking at this antenna a while back.
Have you got it mounted outside.?

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CHILL51

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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 08:03:09 AM »
Yeah steve its mounted outside on a 10ft pole the pole is attached to 16inch T & K brackets which are mounted just under the guttering on the end of my house which takes the aerial to about chimney height which i have no idea how high maybe 25ft + ???. I live quite near to RAF Benson and i can easily see traffic over the northern french coast and a fair bit beyond and as far north as manchester so im well happy with the results.

Mike.

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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 05:26:45 PM »
Hi CHILL51, I also have the Radar-Rama 1090 antenna and am going to setup like you.One question : how to connect that w103 cable to the (very small) SMA plug? I tried it with RG58 cable but was disapointed as not much different to antenna supplied,so am going to upgrade feed cable to W103.

Thanks

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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 06:08:18 PM »
Hi CHILL51, I also have the Radar-Rama 1090 antenna and am going to setup like you.One question : how to connect that w103 cable to the (very small) SMA plug? I tried it with RG58 cable but was disapointed as not much different to antenna supplied,so am going to upgrade feed cable to W103.

Thanks


I am not familiar with the plugs as I am only in the infancy or researching a outdoor antenna, but there are some patch leads listed here. Maybe these would be suitable?

http://www.mlands.co.uk/acatalog/Kinetic_Avionic_SBS-1er_Accessories.html

CoastGuardJon

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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 06:13:43 PM »
Hi Mike, use N-type plugs on W103, contact Jim at SSE, and ask for N-type female to SME patch lead to go with the plugs - a lot will recommend 15cms (6"), but my personal choice is for 45cms (18") less strain on the RB SMA socket.

http://www.ssejim.co.uk/26-sseads1090sj.htm
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Re: Radar-Rama 1090 Antenna WOW !!!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 09:12:53 AM »
Another possible source of patch leads.

http://www.garex.co.uk/patch%20leads/patch%20leads.htm


Although I haven't used this supplier myself.