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    Question 1090Mhz Antenna , any better choose ?

    Hello folks,

    I am a FR24 feeder and thanks for FR to supply the hardware to me.
    As now, the radar stations is running well, but I want to improve the radar stations coverage.

    Any 1090Mhz Antenna is better then that one shipped from FR ?

    Thank you all !

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    Short answer, no. They are optimised to work with each other and quite high gain. (I think its also against the rules.. )

    Best bet is to raise the height if you can

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    Just like Oblivian wrote the receiver and antenna are optimized to work with each other. The antenna should be one of the better on the market. Gunther who set the package together does not recommend to use an amplifier unless you use 20m+ cable. Also amplifier is not recommended in high traffic areas as this can actually reduce coverage. In low traffic areas an amplifier can improve the coverage by 5-20%.

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    HI,
    Hope my FR24 feeder VOHY1 is working fine.

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    How about the Antenna installed on a 10Meters pipe from the floor ?
    Is it enough ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-VHHH4 View Post
    How about the Antenna installed on a 10Meters pipe from the floor ?
    Is it enough ?
    Maybe you can post some pictures of the installation?

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    For now, the Antenna only mounted at a 3 Meters higher level of floor


    (The shorter one, higher one is VHF/UHF Antenna)
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    Attachment 4879
    One day data.

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    I tried an antenna from China http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...876711834&ns=1
    It is cheap (US$28) but result is good. You could give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-VHHH4 View Post
    For now, the Antenna only mounted at a 3 Meters higher level of floor
    Can you post photos of the other three directions? And what range do you see in your Premium feeder stats?

    Extra height should deliver more range but you appear to have a high installation.

    And I don't think changing the antenna will improve what you already have, assuming the existing antenna and cable are working OK.

    Have you contacted Support@FR24.com to discuss the current performance?
    Mike


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