I think the L bracket is going to be the only option - the antenna does not have a metal 'base' / mount to use D clamps.
It has a large nut, then a spring, then the fibreglass tube. It looks like it should be mounted on a roo/bull bar on a car or truck!
(See pic - click for larger image)
After unscrewing the nut, it won't slide off over the N connector on the end.
And, even if it did, and I had a hole in the bracket big enough for the N to go through, the hole would then be too big for the 1/2 inch threaded section I need to screw the nut onto.
The only thing I can think of is to hacksaw a 1/2" slot into the L bracket, slide the antenne in, then screw it tight with the nut - which seems like a weird way to do things to me.
There's no installation instructions, and no reply to tech support at Mobile One (as yet).
Last edited by GregHudson; 2012-11-26 at 09:42.
I am using:
RTLSDR RTL2832U with R820T Tuner: http://x264.nl/dump/rtlsdr_antenna.jpg
For 1090MHz of course not using RG58 coax, but in my case some white tv/dvb-t/satellite coax. (Still could do better.)
Homemade groundplane antenna: http://x264.nl/dump/ads-b-antenna-gr...ane-proper.jpg
(Setup cannot be used 24/7 due to mast not being permanent and only up when the wind is calm. And there is so much else to do with the RTLSDR.)
A new gui version has been released: http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/adsbsharp.zip
This decoder is still in heavy development, but first tests make it better than rtl1090.
- Virtual Radar Server and Flightradar24 Feed
http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/ version 1.1.2 ( http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/...RadarSetup.exe )
http://feed.flightradar24.com/ beta 26 (2.26) ( http://feed.flightradar24.com/updates/226/fr24feed.exe note I changed 225 to 226 which is not on the page )
a) run adbs.exe (runs on tcp port 47806)
b) run virtual radar server, connect data source to tcp port 47806
c) run inside virtual radar server via options: rebroadcast server, format BaseStation, port 30003
d) run fl24feed.exe and connect to tcp port 30003
T-EHAM7 is me!
Last edited by Jarod; 2012-12-14 at 20:52.
Finally a step-by-step guide on how to do it on the cheap ! I'm impressed.
Well done. I'll be giving this a try ASAP.
GNS 5890 (German), 2 x DVB-T Dongles (China / USA), Mobile One SAN-1090 external base antenna (Australian), Heliax coax (USA).
HDSDR, Plane Plotter (full version, but not working), adsbScope, Virtual Radar.
I dont know if this was already posted.... It is about RTL1090, some people developed a software to do this...
I am at this time doing some testing with RTL 2832U (not yet R820) and RTL1090 plus Virtual Radar and it is working.
Waiting for arrival two R820...
Software link : http://www.hamradioscience.com/rtl10...on-de-website/
Not sure if this is/will be supported by FR24, and wil be gratefull is some advice about this.
Cheers - Juan
ADSBSharp is much better. I get way more planes using adsb#.
And yes it would be nice if FL24 would directly support AVR Receiver input.
Here is a video of me playing around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzzbxnroeA&hd=1 - 2x RTLSDR: ADSB# + Virtual Radar Server + SDR#
Not the best video ever made, but i tried to match called planes on the radio, to the map.
Good ... I wil try with ADSBSharp as soon as possible.... but it seems that not shows the messages passing ... it could be better this way.
Cheers - juan
Radarspotting since 2005
I started on ADS-B in 2007 with SBS-1, then followed with RadarBox.... did several antennas ... including two 21 stacked dipoles coax colinear....
Since one week started to play around with ISDB-T dongles and become astonished with the results.
Also noticed that for me it did not worked using a 10 dipole collinear coaxial..... but I a getting eazy 180 NM with the dongle original antenna
modifyed to clone the whip of the radarbox supplied aatenna and let it on the window... (ok , I live on 15 floor ..)
Still doing tests ... with one E400 and one R820T... several antennas, several softwares ....
I found these dongles cheap and marvelous for playing around.
Cheers - Juan -