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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

 Smile Hi everyone!  Smile

I currently have the Maycom AR-108. It's pretty good for what I need it for, and it has a rubber duck aerial.
I've seen telescopic aerials for as low as £6.99, and as high as £39.99.
Would buying a telescopic aerial improve the quality of reception, (or even pick up transmissions further away from my house?)

I live approx 15 miles from EMA. I can hear the approach, but the Tower is very very weak, and transmissions are impossible to understand.

Would a telescopic aerial improve this?

Thanks for your replies!

DC-10

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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Guess not?

DC-10


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

The antennae that come with many scanners are not optimal.

A longer antenna or a different impedance antenna might indeed pick up fainter signals.
I'd go to a specialty store and get some decent advice. They'll know what antenna are good for your receiver.



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Thanks for that Jwenting. I'm off to Maplin on Saturday then.

Cheers!

DC-10


User currently offlineNfield From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Did it work? - I found that a simple cheap telescopic was marginally better than a rubber duck (until you poke it into an eye by mistake!)

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

I'm going this Saturday - I was too interested in NASA last Saturday.

DC-10


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

That's why I told him to get expert advise Nfield.
Which antenna is best depends as much on the radio itself as it does on what you want to do with it.
Maybe you just got the wrong antenna for your receiver.



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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

Yes, different freq's requires different length of the antenna.
/JM



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

And I didn't get a chance to go today either. Maybe I'll get some time to go over the half term break week.

DC-10


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