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CoastGuardJon

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Re: Airnav radar box ranges and advice
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2015, 05:46:11 PM »
My previous reply at no.7 above

"Hi Paul,
With just the standard supplied little mag-mount, (mounted on a redundant Peugeot brake disc!) albeit on top cliffs (200', 65m) at Mullion Cove, I was regularly getting up to 350NM (A/C at FL 400) distance. and if I can get my wife's redundant lap-top working, I'll be keeping that on 24/7/365 feeding to the network.   CGJon"

That is with an absolutely clear horizon over the sea (Atlantic Ocean actually!), but I do feel there may be an element of ducting, but certainly not "skip" or "lifts" as experienced at much lower frequencies, what do others think?    I must mention that using the supplied antenna outside on a regular basis is against the advice of the manufacturers, AN and W&S plc., but I modded and made mine as water-resistant as possible - 99.9% for longevity, but could do with just a replacement steel (preferably stainless, so it doesn't corrode at all) element which are not available - only supplied as a complete replacement antenna.
ANRB :  AOR AR8000 : Icom R-7000 : Icom IC-R9000 : JRC NRD-545 : OptoElectronics Digital Scout and OptoLinx Interface; Realistic Pro-2005 : UBC 800XLT - listed in alphabetical order, not cost, preference, performance or entertainment value!