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    Antenna type

    Hello..
    Guys whats the brand/antenna type/name of the antenna that flightradar24 provide?

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    I just received the FlightAware antenna from Amazon. Initial testing shows that my homemade 8 leg spider antenna is a bit better, regardless of price. It is not as pretty, nor as sturdy, so the search continues.

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    F1Rocket to bad to hear that, have you tried the dpd antenna? I just placed an order for one.


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    No, I am trying the home-brew varieties first. Being new to this, I am trying not to throw money at antennas that don't always do the expected job. Of course YMMV and hope you report back with results.

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    I have purchased a Flightaware antenna from Amazon. When put on trial and compred with my home made Cantenna, the FA antenna performed less than Cantenna. I still cannot attribute this to FA antenna and suspecting N-to-F adapter or F connectors of RG6 coax. I have ordered a new N-to-F connector as well as N-to-MCX pigtail. These are expected to arrive by mid March from China. Only after that I will be able to tell with certainity why FA antenna performs less than Cantenna.

    Trial run of FA Antenna vs Cantenna

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    Return it if not satisfied.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skyspotter View Post
    Return it if not satisfied.
    I have not yet determined where the problem lies. It may be FA antenna, or it may be in other components of the system like connectors/adapters or coax. I am waiting for delivery of new N-to-F adapters & N-to-MCX pigtail. Once I get these, I will start process of elimination to find where the problem lies. It is unfair to blame FA Antenna without thorough & proper investigation.

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    so what happen? wich one works better?

    im waiting the pigtail connectors to start making antennas.

    right now i have the original antena =( i put it on the sky plate and im getting 60-70nm range

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedicados View Post
    so what happen? wich one works better?

    im waiting the pigtail connectors to start making antennas.

    right now i have the original antena =( i put it on the sky plate and im getting 60-70nm range
    to be honest the DPD antenna is MASSIVE!

    WORKS SO GOOD!

    http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#adsbout

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3baid View Post
    to be honest the DPD antenna is MASSIVE!

    WORKS SO GOOD!

    http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#adsbout

    Well as you can se we are trying to make cheap antennas, this one you tell me doesnt see cheap

    One ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna $149.95

    maybe you should give us some proof, or images, maybe someone wants to try it

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