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rkarn

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Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:22:53 AM »
Hi,

Does anyone have experience using wide band scanner antenna to use with RadarBox in stead of using ADS-B receiving antenna?  I am a ham operator and have had my Diamond Antenna D-130J on top of my tower for long time.  The antenna is capable of receiving radio frequency between 25-1300 MHz.  When I look at the ADS-B frequency at 1090 MHz, I think my D-130J should do the work perfectly.  But just to double check if anyone using the same or perhaps some other types/brands of scanner antenna covering ADS-B frequency.  Thank you very much!

Karn

bratters

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 09:26:18 AM »
Hi Karn - many of us have tried a variety of wideband scanner antennas with little success. Search the forum for more details but I think you will find that the short answer to your question is that a dedicated 1090 aerial is needed for good results.

Aerotower

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 02:29:09 PM »
I use the D-130J and i have a good range.

bratters

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 08:17:18 PM »
I use the D-130J and i have a good range.

How far do you get Aerotower?

Aerotower

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 02:06:15 PM »
I'm building another polar diagram.

Tomorrow I put another screenshot

neroon79

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 06:10:25 PM »
Perhaps you may consider to add the "Radar-Rings", when posting the next screen shot. That will make it much easier to identify the range of reception, as it is possible by the shore line. Just a thought...

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Re: Wide band Scanner Antenna for RadarBox
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 06:57:50 PM »
Were just building the polar diagram for two days ...