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Carmelo
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« on: March 20, 2010, 06:22:15 AM »

Hi been monitoring the airbands for over 30 years & hopefully one day will have a live atc feed from melbourne australia.

Regards Lino.

AOR-3000,AOR-3000A,AR-8200MK3,GRE-PSR500,ICOM-RX7,ICOM-R3,ICOM-R20
ICOM-R75,ICOM-PCR1000ICOM-PCR1500,ICOM-PCR2500,PALSTAR-R30A,REALISTIC
PRO-2035,UNIDEN-245,UNIDEN-396,UNIDEN-780,YAESU-VX7R,YAESU-FT8800
YAESU-VR500.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 07:54:34 AM »

From your many years of listening ,and the fine range of receivers you have..a question..what in your experience is the most sensitive and best vhf air band receiver for long distance Huh or is it case that they are all pretty much the same and the best reception is down to the antenna   M50
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 05:04:17 PM »

Hi i always beleived its not a matter of  best radio its the antenna that you use the reason i say that i have owned Aor-5000/Icom-R9000/Icom-R9500 commercial receivers & others but without the right antenna u dont get anywhere now been using the Icom-AH7000 discone for 15 years its an excellent antenna for vhf airband & other vhf/uhf bands tried other discones Aor-DA3000,Comet-DS3000,Diamond-D130,Diamond-D150
poor performance on the airbands other bands okay just to give u an idea i live 80 km from melbourne internaional airport the area is flat so i dont have any height advantage can hear melbourne atis/ground controllers & pilots talking antennas are around 12 metres high & connected to a 4 way stridsberg multicoupler excellent product run 8 radios with a T piece in the back of 4 radios with no loss at all  also use custom airband antennas from 2 aussie companys that supply antennas worlwide civil defence polar/rfi these do an excellent job on the 118mhz-136mhz only.I use a Wellbrook-ALA1530 active loop to monitor hf aero.I regard the antenna & coax cable as the most important thing in a radio set up as for coax i use belden-9913 coax cable,icom 5d-2v 50 feet supplied with discone also have 3 more runs of 50 feet icom coax.

Regards Lino.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 12:57:58 AM »

hello, I am interested in know your antennas. Could you put pictures of your antenna?

thanks
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 03:27:21 AM »

Hi will eventually do that when i put them back up at the moment antennas are inside the roof pulled apart ready to go back up when we get nice weather its autum at the moment gets cold on a double story house roof.

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 05:38:35 AM »

Picture of my airband antenna set up is on page4 of this section Feed Set Up Pics..half way down the page under heading  EIDW Setup
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 09:59:46 PM »

Quite a setup!
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 04:39:40 AM »

Thanks Dave this is my Wellbrook-ALA1530 active hf loop.

Regards Lino.
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