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airnav antena
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:56:35 AM »
hi i am new to this and want to know what type of external arial i would be best with for airnav i live about 20 mile from manchester airport egcc there are so many you all talk of i am lost. 


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Re: airnav antena
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 06:06:47 PM »
It depends where the 20 miles takes you to i.e where are you? If that's in the middle of the Pennines then you won't get the same reception as you would say on the Cheshire flat lands. Likewise if you want to receive down to runway level at EGCC then unless you can have an effective line of sight then you'll likely lose planes as they descend.

A bit more detail and I am sure you'll get the advice you need.

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Re: airnav antena
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 09:45:05 PM »
Hi Mike,
I use an ADS-B (SBS / RadarBox) Vertical Outdoor Model Antenna from

It works great! Has extended my range from approx 60-80 miles out to 100-130 miles.

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Re: airnav antena
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 05:05:59 PM »
I use this

and have 150-225nm virtually round the compass.


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Re: airnav antena
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 04:59:06 PM »
A useful aid for working out what an aerial's view will be is here:

and I did some instructions here:

Just remember it only takes account of terrain and your aerial height, not surrounding trees or buildings.




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Re: airnav antena
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 10:12:46 PM »
hi mike, i use a radar rama, its only about a foot long with three small radials its round about £45 i think you can get it from w/s, i'm in dudley west mids near egbo best of luck  jeff.