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    hi everyone my Q is could someone tell me which is the best antenna i can have for a alinco dj-x3 receiver i will be putting it on my house chimney.I am only listening for air traffic and were planes are going to and fro. so can someone help please

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    I have tried about 15 ADS-B antennas from all around the world. And there is one antenna that is a lot better then all other antennas, it's this one: http://web1745.kostenlos-onlineshop....action=details
    You can double your coverage with this antenna compared to other ADS-B antennas.

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    Thanks mike for the reply but i have seen this antenna would this be any good its a diamond-d-777 vhf/uhf 3.4db on vhf 120mhz and 5.5 db uhf 300mhz lenth of 1.7m please let know cheers

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    Gazza,
    The diamond d-777 is a VHF/UHF air band receiving antenna and should be perfect for your requirements (listening to comms as opposed to recieving ads-b)
    Dan.

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    I have a diamond d-777 and it is very good, mine is up on the roof near Stansted EGSS and I can hear a/c ot the outer marker at Heathrow EGLL

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    hi guys thanks 4 the reply the thing is i am new to this so i am glad that antenna will do because like i say i am only listening to air traffic and all that so thanks again guys if any ov you guys come up with anything else feel free guys
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    Hi Mike, I'd be interested to know if, within your 15 antennas, you ever tried the DPD ADS_B antenna. Given the similarities in size and performance I' wondering if the LR-1090-N will provide any improvement over my DPD.
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    Gazza, its my belief that as long as you get that antenna up and in the clear of any surrounding obsticles, so it can see clearly to the horizon, in fact any vertical antenna will work. As long as its not loaded or wound for a certain freq it should be ok. I use a discone / a vhf hi band folded dipole / a 3 mtr long piece of alumium mounted on a 27mhz beam (the beam acts as the ground plane ) , and they all work fine. For aircraft reception you dont need a high gain antenna as reception comes from above.
    In fact a simple 1/4 wave ground plane cut for vhf hi will work as good as any, just get it up as high as you can. And use good quality coax
    Mike

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    I have tried the DPD antenna and although it's quite tall, the results are not so good as you may expect. I would recommend this antenna instead http://web1745.kostenlos-onlineshop....action=details
    They look almost the same, but the difference in coverage is just amazing.

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    Is it an import of the antenna (Radial 1090)? Specs and especially a graph looks too similar ...

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