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Postby deadite66 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:34 pm

i'm sure someone here mentioned buying a cheap rabbit ear aerial for usa use and using it as a dipole.
so for £3 delivered i bought one from aliexpress.

setup the right lengths and got it in the attic, so far performing much better than my disappointing Scanmaster B1300-N aerial at 166MHz.
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Re: Cheap Dipole

Postby essexRXer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:10 pm

deadite66 wrote:i'm sure someone here mentioned buying a cheap rabbit ear aerial for usa use and using it as a dipole.
so for £3 delivered i bought one from aliexpress.

setup the right lengths and got it in the attic, so far performing much better than my disappointing Scanmaster B1300-N aerial at 166MHz.


That is a great idea, horses for courses I guess. They say they are for VHF use, but could it be shortened to 15cm or so for UHF band?
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Re: Cheap Dipole

Postby deadite66 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:22 pm

This is the one i ordered : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1X-Universal-Antenna-Indoor-Rabbit-Ear-for-Color-TV-UHF-VHF-HDTV-with-150cm-Cable-Receive/32733657206.html

claims Frequency range 45-450 MHz

i pulled the round loop out (which was very easy) and unscrewed the base and snipped the unneeded wires.
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Re: Cheap Dipole

Postby m0lsx » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:59 pm

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