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    AERIAL RECIEVING

    Hi Guys. Is anybody using the Diamond D777 Aerial for receiving and if so any feedback on this item.
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    Diamond D777 Aerial question on forum
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    Noggin: The D777 is designed for 120-300mHz (as per Diamond website http://www.diamond-ant.co.jp/english...ante_7rec.html ) and you want to receive signals at 1090mHz for ADS-B So it wont be as optimal at all. Rather look at building a cheap co-co/colliniar antenna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermanZA View Post
    Noggin: and you want to receive signals at 1090mHz for ADS-B
    He doesn't say that in his question. He just says "for receiving" (albeit he's spelled 'receiving' wrong in the thread header)

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    Has anyone used one of these: http://www.diamondantenna.net/d130j.html

    I have one sitting on my roof at the moment without a radio hooked up to it... I'm thinking of making a splitter to be able to feed multiple DVB sticks off it.....

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    That antenna would be fine for ground to air and air to ground voice transmissions. Using multiple dongles would be ok for listening to several close by airports. Seems like the beam width of the antenna would make it directional and range is not a strong suit.

    Experience is the best teacher, go for it and see if it suits your application.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HermanZA View Post
    Noggin: The D777 is designed for 120-300mHz (as per Diamond website http://www.diamond-ant.co.jp/english...ante_7rec.html ) and you want to receive signals at 1090mHz for ADS-B So it wont be as optimal at all. Rather look at building a cheap co-co/colliniar antenna.
    But the D555 just above it does both ?
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    The D555 seems a good antenna. It has 5.5dB gain at 1090mHz (for ADS-B) but only 2.1dB gain at AirBand frequencies (120mHz)

    D555: 120MHz air band /1090MHz Virtual radar (Receiving only)

    Length:1.06m / Weight:130g
    Gain: 2.15dBi (120MHz), 5.5dBi (1090MHz)

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    Thanks for your reply John. I've been welding a bracket together today and laying the cable. So will let you know what its like when its up and running.
    Noggin

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    Thanks Amper. Very helpfull. Was panicking thinking I had bought the wrong one and wasted my money.
    Cheers
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