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Postby Staffs Paul » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:22 pm

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby pikeman01 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:38 pm

Hi my name is john username pikeman01 just thought I would say hello
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby pikeman01 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:20 pm

Hi im in Wisbech-St-Mary not far from march or wisbech at the moment picking loads aircraft up and air ports one local taxi firm so hopefully when I have put new coax on and raised antenna another few meters might pick more up got whitmoor prison just a couple of miles away and raf holbeach hopefully things can only get better many thanks john :wave:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:27 pm

Hi John, you are not too far from me then.
I currently live in Norwich, but I am from the Hunstanton Area & my sister lives in West Lynn. So I know the Wisbech area reasonably well.
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You should get good coverage of a wide area from where you are, even with a small & low antenna.
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Postby Adidas SoulBoy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:36 am

Hello there everyone. I am John, Bury Area, just purchased a scanner aor ar-dv1 Pleased with it
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:53 am

Hello & Welcome to the forum John.. :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby mfloyd » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Hello all, my name is Michael.
I have a UBC125XLT -loving exploring it. Based in Derbyshire so good coverage on airbands. Can someone help me - I want to hear the 2 way conversations - is there a way, or am I simply too far away from the source?

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi Michael, I'm Alan, welcome to the forum.
To hear both sides of a radio conversation you need to be within range of both transmitters.
VHF is called a to the horizon band. So the further you are from a transmitter the less likely you are to hear it. Thinks like hills, which Derbyshire has a few of block signals as do houses, trees & most other obstructions.
So the aircraft has little but fresh air between it & you & the ground station has all sorts of things between it & you. Thus the aircraft's signal travels further.


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If you look at the image below you will see that the hill stops one aircraft at 6000 feet being seen, but the Helicopter at 2500 can be seen.
The same would apply to what you hear.
From the top of the hill you will hear everything. But if you live the wrong side of that hill you will just hear the aircraft & not the ground transmitter.

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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby mfloyd » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:10 pm

Thanks Alan, good explanation (and I guess well used for newcomers!), thank you. so its purely a case of 'line of sight' not different frequencies.
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Re: Welcome and Introductions - Say Hello Here :)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:42 pm

It is not purely line of sight, as there are things to take into account, but I'll not confusing things too much.
As a general rule height is king. So the higher you have your antenna, the more you stand a chance of hearing & that is why repeaters are used.
So a signal from a weaker, smaller station. Often a car, or hand portable station. Goes into a higher mast on a high spot on one frequency & come out on a second.
But with airband, expect to hear more aircraft than airports.
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