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Postby Craigybcheck23 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Hello, I have just bought a Maycom AR108. I live in Darlington under several flightpaths. I want to listen to NCL ATC which is about 40 miles away. I'm in a first floor flat. Can anyone advise me on whether I will need to upgrade the antenna, or perhaps you have one for sale? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
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Postby m0lsx » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:21 pm

If you want to upgrade to a better airband antenna, then take a look at...

SLIM G TX & RX AERIAL. Manufactured for either 156MHz Marine band, or 145MHz 2m (Amateur) or 127.5MHz (Airband). This was previously called the GAREX JIMP and is essentially a portable version of the Slim Jim described by G2BCX in PW April 1978.Actually the aerial described as a J pole is really a misnomer as it really is a squashed letter G, hence the new name. It is ¾ of a wavelength long on either 156MHz or 145Mhz or 127.5MHz and achieves a gain of 1.8dBd, which is 12dBd better than a 15cm rubber duck. The main element is fabricated using 300 Ohm twin feeder with a matching stub in a watertight housing. There is 4m of coax cable with a choice of BNC, or PL259 connectors. The 156MHz version is 1.3m long, the 2m version is 1.4m long and the 127.5MHz version 1.6m long and all folds down to 25cm. Weight is just 250g (9oz). Price £22.00 UK.

The above antenna will hang in the corner of a room or in a window. It will roll up & go easily out of sight when not needed & offer a better reception on air band than any hand held antenna.
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