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    Many thanks for that... but its extra effort, and...

    Many thanks for that... but its extra effort, and theres a principal here !
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    After years of feeding from PC, this is a right...

    After years of feeding from PC, this is a right kick in the teeth :mad:

    I shall not be "investing" in other kit... so im voting with my feet.
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    Post it up... lets all have a crack at it !

    Post it up... lets all have a crack at it !
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    1/4 wave antenna is very small and light... mount...

    1/4 wave antenna is very small and light... mount it on a bit of plastic conduit (or whatever you can find)
    Maybe hot glue would attach it to the brickwork in a few places ?
    Or maybe you could...
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    Weather proofing makes ALL the difference,...

    Weather proofing makes ALL the difference, moisture is drawn into the coaxial cable like a sponge... even a night out with dew will draw in water - doesnt need to rain !!!
    Ive seen many a cable...
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    Thanks mate - keep lurking, but not a lot has...

    Thanks mate - keep lurking, but not a lot has happened on here :-(
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    You cannot connect two at the same time...

    You cannot connect two at the same time (technically you can, but theres no advantage +its VERY difficult to do correctly)

    The spider is a simple "half wave dipole" and as simple as antennae get -...
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    Shame, as making stuff is really fun !!! Not to...

    Shame, as making stuff is really fun !!! Not to mention cheaper AND better than commercial gear... especially antennae !
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    Quiet in here again :-(

    Quiet in here again :-(
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    Oh right.... Ill have a fiddle then !! MANY...

    Oh right.... Ill have a fiddle then !! MANY thanks again :cool:
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    Im using a VPN... so I guess im doomed ! Thanks...

    Im using a VPN... so I guess im doomed ! Thanks for the reply..
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    Webpage default area

    Hello,
    Whenever I open the webpage for the radar, it always centred over Scandinavia..... which is odd, as Im central UK !!!!

    Is there a way to change this please ?
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    The extra height will far outweigh the cable loss.

    The extra height will far outweigh the cable loss.
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    Yea... alright, ive no need to banter Cv's :-(

    Yea... alright, ive no need to banter Cv's :-(
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    Id imagine you are experiencing swamping... an...

    Id imagine you are experiencing swamping... an overload of signals from the other towers - it doesn't matter that they are using different frequencies, you receiver employs lots of intermediate...
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    You will still be able to tune to the tower - but...

    You will still be able to tune to the tower - but as the antenna is not designed for those frequencies, signals will be much lower... in fact marginal signals wont be heard at all.
    Having said...
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    Exactly... at the expense of vertical signals ...

    Exactly... at the expense of vertical signals !!!! Adding elements magnifies this effect...
    Point taken over the hemisphere - wasn't meant as an English experiment, I only used it as an...
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    There is really little need for building (or...

    There is really little need for building (or buying) antennae with "gain"
    Aircraft fly in essentially a hemisphere over your head... so a 1/4 ground plane is the best for overall coverage IMHO -...
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    Ive made "bow tie" antennae myself - for wifi,...

    Ive made "bow tie" antennae myself - for wifi, with good success.... but a thought just occurred, looking at your build...

    What if you made several quads, and mounted them to the outside of a...
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    ALL TV sticks are 75 Ohm... but I wouldnt loose...

    ALL TV sticks are 75 Ohm... but I wouldnt loose much sleep over the impedance, the rest of the homebrew antennae are going to be nowhere near calculated !!!!
    As for using a 'scope - you are going...
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    I think the reason you are finding better results...

    I think the reason you are finding better results with a 1/4 wave is that the radiation pattern is raised in comparison to a colinear or any other loaded antennae.

    Building a "high gain" antenna...
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    Which design did you use CCZ ? Looking at a...

    Which design did you use CCZ ? Looking at a wire with coils next myself...
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    Its the way of the world, Im afraid... "nothing...

    Its the way of the world, Im afraid... "nothing I build can be half as good as a commercial model, surely ? "
    When actually they often turn out BETTER.... and the art of making things seems to...
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    This place died ? ;-(

    This place died ? ;-(
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    Thats only a different configuration - doesnt...

    Thats only a different configuration - doesnt work either!
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