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Question about couple of antennas

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:14 am
by sashimi3
Today I set up my newly acquired "Diapason MCX" antenna on a pole about 22-24 ft high. Majority of the houses around my area are single (a few two) story ranch houses. I am wondering if anybody has any experience with this antenna, especially when compared to adsb antenna from DPD antenna folks. I live in the San Jose, California area.

I am using a RTL dongle from Nooelec. The dongle is attached under the eaves of the roof of our house and I run a long USB cable from there down through the wall to my laptop inside the house.

From the map it seems, I can see aircrafts as far as may be 120-150 miles, at least based on the visible ones. I am wondering if DPD antenna would let me increase the range more or not. I probably wont be able to increase my antenna elevation more than what it is now. I am thinking it would be nice to see down up to LAX :-)


Thanks
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Re: Question about couple of antennas

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:52 pm
by ChristianS
Please let me have Your exact location. Lat, Lon. and I will try figure out to how far You should be able to "see".

ChristianS
:)