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Offline mikka

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Need help setting up antennas
« on: November 08, 2004, 03:58:22 AM »
Hi all,

I am looking at purchasing a 30 meter wind up tower, and if i get it wanted to get 4 FM radio antennas and set them up on the tower directed North, East, South and West.  Is this a good idea?  And if i did it would i have to space them apart at a certain distance?

Cheers,
Michael



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Re: Need help setting up antennas
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2004, 04:19:40 PM »
Quote from: mikka
Hi all,

I am looking at purchasing a 30 meter wind up tower, and if i get it wanted to get 4 FM radio antennas and set them up on the tower directed North, East, South and West.  Is this a good idea?  And if i did it would i have to space them apart at a certain distance?

Cheers,
Michael


Is this for listening to airband or the FM broadcast radio band?

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 07:12:45 AM »
Gday mate,
Yeah it is for air band.  Not getting the 30 meter tower now i am going to set up a 6 meter tower this weekend.  But would it be good to set the FM antennas up pointing N E S W.  Or would i need airband antennas?

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 07:19:33 AM »
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Gday mate,
Yeah it is for air band.  Not getting the 30 meter tower now i am going to set up a 6 meter tower this weekend.  But would it be good to set the FM antennas up pointing N E S W.  Or would i need airband antennas?


Use airband antennas. Either that, or directional log-periodic scanner antennas covering the right frequency range.  It all depends on what else you would like to monitor besides airband.

I've had good success with these:

http://www.grove-ent.com/BEAMII.html

Not sure how easy it is to get these in Australia, but surely there is some equivalent down there.

-dave

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 07:24:00 AM »
Thanks for that info dave i will have a look to see if i can get those antennas down here in Oz, or maybey shipped from the US.

Cheers,
Michael