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Author Topic: proper VHF yellow stick use  (Read 564 times)

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TS-IOR

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proper VHF yellow stick use
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:06:06 AM »
Had the stick for a year plus now and just started working on an ATC feed for nearby traffic. I use a Windows computer. Not sure if having the USB plugged and the Rocket Broadcaster filled in as required is just enough to start hearing ATC. So far i hear nothing, but also am using no antenna! So there's maybe the mess. Any tip is highly appreciated.

Runway 31

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Re: proper VHF yellow stick use
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 07:02:29 PM »
You will need a VHF antenna to pick up the signals

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Re: proper VHF yellow stick use
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 08:51:09 PM »
Alright.. any alternative antennas solutions? Like a refurbished TV antenna or something? Also how a station is approved to become visible to other users?

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Re: proper VHF yellow stick use
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 11:41:18 PM »
The attached sketch shows a very simple and easy antenna I made for marine signals on AIS band (162 MHz). It works very good. Each of it's arm is 46 cm long, which is 1/4 wavelength at 162 Mhz.

For Airband, using mid band frequency of 129 Mhz, the length of each 1/4 wavelength arm should be 58 cm instead of 46 cm
« Last Edit: June 17, 2024, 02:39:09 AM by abcd567 »