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Offline rmds2000

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AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« on: March 23, 2023, 11:10:16 PM »
Hi

I am thinging of getting the AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna from RadarBox. Did any one use this and how is the performance.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XNKX18D/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A1RUR4PUK3Z4P0&psc=1
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Offline RonR

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2023, 10:11:04 AM »
I'm sorry, I don't have any experience using this antenna.  I have a number of Liveatc feeds running right now (with a new ZDC feed setup coming very soon :-) ), and I use the GP126 antenna from Arrow.  It's an omnidirectional antenna and I am very happy with it's performance.  I don't know if you're looking for an indoor or outdoor antenna but the Arrow is better suited for outdoor installations in my opinion.  I hope this helps...

https://www.arrowantennas.com/gp/gp146.html

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Offline internat

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2023, 07:00:04 AM »
@rmds2000 did you end up getting one of these? i was looking at something simular

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2023, 09:54:32 PM »
Hello
I have one at home and I can tell that it doesn't work as well as an antenna i made.

I don't know what it has inside but I consider that the other pole (negative) is missing to make it work a little better, that's why it has a wire connected.

I do not recommend it, better buy a GP126 antenna as it says RonR or make a DIY antenna.

I also used a flower pot antenna also made by me and it works very well.

Greetings

pd. Image1 - AirNAV antenna, Image2 - DIY 1/4 wave antenna, Image3 - DiY 1/4 wave zoom, Image4 - DIY FlowePot Antenna
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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2023, 06:06:25 PM »
Hi

I am thinging of getting the AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna from RadarBox. Did any one sue this and how is the performance.


Tried it. Verdict: Don't. It might receive something when you stick it inside the airplane.

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2023, 11:53:51 PM »
I have no idea how to set up or use this antenna.  Several Liveatc feeds are currently being broadcast by me. I wouldn't suggest it; instead, do as RonR suggests and get a GP126 antenna or build one yourself.

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2023, 12:03:08 PM »
it's an excellent antenna.  Rob Pease who is the tech for the KPBI site/s (also covers Stuart/Ft. Pierce/Lantana/Boca) is his antenna he utilizes.  . It doesn't have to be high but outside in clear air is preferable. It comes with a 25' cable preinstalled and it is best not to extend it, but it can be done. It will just reduce range.

John.

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2023, 06:38:34 AM »
it's an excellent antenna. 

That's great to know, thanks. Maybe I gave up on it too early.  :-o

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Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2023, 10:11:51 AM »
I've had good luck with the Sirio air band antenna. Very good quality build.
https://www.sirio.store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=84&products_id=231

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