which antenna do i need ???

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which antenna do i need ???

Post by WARLOCK » 02 Mar 2019, 17:32

Living close to raf marham / usaf lakenheath / usaf mildenhall / and norwich civil airport what type of antenna would i be best to mount on a pole outside 30 ft high ??? from MR GEORGE

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Re: which antenna do i need ???

Post by ch25 » 02 Mar 2019, 17:50

Vertical dipole or GP.
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Post by WARLOCK » 02 Mar 2019, 17:58

Thanks Cris, BUT which sort of Vertcal dipole ( can i make my own if so what length ) What do you mean by a GP , would that be a ground plane antenna ?? From MR GEORGE

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Post by ch25 » 02 Mar 2019, 18:06

I can't tell the length without knowing what are bands/frequencies you are going to listen. GP means ground plane.
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Re: which antenna do i need ???

Post by Tigersaw » 02 Mar 2019, 18:16

I assume you want to listen to the civil airband 118-136 and the mil airband 225-400
If you are close to the airports, and you can get it up 30ft as you say, then you will get reasonable reception with a ham dual band antenna, such as x30 or similar. Correctly tuned antenna would work better, but with location and the antenna height to your advantage, plus the airband comms are reasonable power, I reckon you'd hear plenty.

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Re: which antenna do i need ???

Post by Kaos » 02 Mar 2019, 18:54

Use this post, your own, to help you further.

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=53747&p=483912#p483912

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Re: which antenna do i need ???

Post by pete_uk » 19 Mar 2019, 11:57

I have a couple of dipoles in the loft made from copper water pipe! They work a treat!

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