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jacobite

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Antenna
« on: April 13, 2013, 07:20:02 AM »
Hi all, can anybody give me any ideas as to how I can extend the antenna cable that is supplied with the RadarBox as I would like to put the antenna outside for a better reception.

Ian

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Re: Antenna
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 05:58:05 PM »
I stand to be corrected I an but I dont think that there is a way to extend the supplied antenna and the only way is to install an external one

Alan

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Re: Antenna
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 11:45:26 AM »
I stand to be corrected I an but I dont think that there is a way to extend the supplied antenna and the only way is to install an external one

Alan

Ok Alan, its a pity as I don't really wont to spend any more money on another antenna.

Ian

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Re: Antenna
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 08:08:44 PM »
It could be done using one of these, but the antenna needs to be waterproofed as I've previously detailed.   Mine's been outside and still performing well for four years now.

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=3554.msg60676#msg60676
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jacobite

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Re: Antenna
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 05:26:39 AM »
It could be done using one of these, but the antenna needs to be waterproofed as I've previously detailed.   Mine's been outside and still performing well for four years now.

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=3554.msg60676#msg60676

Thanks for your help, I agree about waterproofing as like you living on the coast the salt air is an issue.

Ian

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Re: Antenna
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 01:07:18 PM »
Airnav specify that the supplied antenna is for internal use and should damage result from outside use, warranty may be voided.

There used to be a cheap magmount base whip aerial on sale - maybe it was for basestation - but the cable was longer and the antenna was far more robust. It just needed a connection adaptor. I used one myself for a while and it worked very well.