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Antenna choice

Posted: 14 Oct 2020, 19:51
by BearcatZip
Can anyone tell me what is the best antenna for airport/aircraft pickup ?

Re: Antenna choice

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 07:30
by Alan Pilot
A good discone will do the job and plenty of coverage.

Re: Antenna choice

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 09:40
by ch25
Depends on distance from airport :)
Sometimes it is a dipole, sometimes multi element Yagi.

Re: Antenna choice

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 22:10
by BearcatZip
cheers ...can i have both and connect them at the same time to a single scanner ...and can i put a dipole in the loft ?

Re: Antenna choice

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 22:23
by ch25
Lol, in the loft...
You can put it even in the basement.
Similar results, nada.

Re: Antenna choice

Posted: 15 Oct 2020, 22:41
by Buick Mackane
ch25 wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 22:23 Lol, in the loft...
You can put it even in the basement.
Similar results, nada.
Rubbish lemmy,

I Think you'd find a huge difference between having an antenna in the basement compared to the attic.

Good results can be had from a loft antenna, But its still no substitute for an outside antenna