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Air Traffic Monitoring => Feed Setup Pictures => Topic started by: m50 on June 12, 2005, 01:58:13 PM

Post by: m50 on June 12, 2005, 01:58:13 PM
The EIDW stream is made up of a six element dedicated vhf outdoor antenna ...high overhead is some of the many West bound TransAtlantic flights that cross over Dublin every day.

The vhf reception equipment is the smaller receiver, sitting on top of a HF receiver ( now nearly redundant due to Daves excellent HF streaming).
The streaming is done on a SIGNAL  Airband only VHF/UHF scanner.
Post by: corklive on June 12, 2005, 06:50:34 PM
Very nice, are you far from dublin airport itself? Stream is very good. I live around 3 miles from cork airport but there is mountains in my way so my 'ATC' isnt great and rarely get a/c on the ground.
Post by: m50 on June 13, 2005, 05:48:38 AM
The site is about 20 miles from the Airport....But with no obstructions.

It cannot be repeated too often getting the antenna up as high as possible is the best way for super reception results.I notice in the case of Cork Live
that the stream has a smart looking antenna...if that were outside off the roof the results would be spectaular!!!try the attic of the house as a second best...height is everything.
Post by: corklive on June 13, 2005, 06:46:21 AM
Yeah, i was considering putting it in the attic, but the cable in it is rather small, it just about reaches from the landing into my bedroom, but i suppose if i either got a coaxial and BNC extension, or put the scanner in the attic aswell and had a large wire for the input to the pc.

wow, i cant believe your 20 miles from Dublin airport, and im rather close and i cant get it as good, but as you say there is no obsticles. Cork is in a valley, and the airport is on the top of the hill so..

Title: EIDW set up.
Post by: Falcon900 on June 13, 2005, 07:20:43 AM
Hi M50,

I see you have a Phillips D2999 HF. This was my first HF/SW set and I still have it covering the world of HF and for the cost it really was a good set to start with, great audio and easy to use. Just wish my JRC NRD 525 had as good a sound output.

I enjoyed listening to Dublin but must download some charts and maps so I can locate the areas mentioned.

Happy listening

(New Zealand)
Post by: m50 on June 13, 2005, 09:18:50 AM
Hi New Zealand.          .Glad you like the Dublin stream.You can get the EIDW charts from the Irish Flight Sim PC Pilots CLub (excellent) address       go to home page and click on Arrivals and Departures.(Maps for sim only)
The Philips 2229 is 20 years old ...great product all my Audio and Video gear is Philips..  m50
Post by: Shannon_App_121.40 on June 13, 2005, 09:24:39 AM
I am in the same position, I put the antenna up a tree, the highest place that I could find!
Post by: liffey2alpha on June 17, 2005, 09:22:49 AM
Real charts available here:
Title: VHF aerial
Post by: carty on January 24, 2006, 04:20:55 PM
Hi can you give me any info on your vhf aerial system looks like a yagi is this a purchased aerial. looking for something simular  thanks
Title: yagi eidw
Post by: m50 on January 26, 2006, 04:36:09 PM
Hi there. Yes this is a dedicated airband multi element vhf aerial.I got it  some years ago from a manufacturing operation here in Dublin .they made this equipment for the professional telecommunicatons market.
it is cut for optimal reception at about 129megs but has    a good wide band coverage.     M50
Post by: Biff on January 26, 2006, 08:49:01 PM
As a photographer I have to say, Bravo! on this shot.  :D

Title: Re: EIDW SET UP
Post by: aidandisney on September 12, 2007, 05:49:10 PM
Great to see the equipment that pleasures my ears when i lsten to EIDW LIVE !!

Is there anywhere i could get like a Good Scanner (like the phillps above) but not too dear just incase i dont use it .. ? Does the Phillps have a scanner to scan different freq. at the same time ?

Title: Re: EIDW SET UP
Post by: Eva Maryam on September 13, 2007, 12:31:48 AM
thanks for your info...
Title: Re: EIDW SET UP
Post by: EICM on January 01, 2008, 09:08:48 AM
Nice work on the Dublin feed btw, great quality, I always listen to it, it's online everytime i look for it too! I'm setting up an eicm one for a while to give people and idea of how atc works in the regionals airports of Ireland.
Title: Re: EIDW SET UP
Post by: m50 on January 01, 2008, 12:44:36 PM
Great to hear your plans..are you by any chance also in range of any Shannon Atc stations 
Title: Re: EIDW SET UP
Post by: EICM on January 01, 2008, 02:06:37 PM
Afraid not no, well I am, but my antenna isnt powerful enough. I'm only a mile away from eicm so it works grand on a small antenna.