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5109RE: [BCD396XT] Indoor Antenna

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  • Michael Hopkins
    Feb 1, 2011
      Why not ?? should work fine for most local stuff, but any signals coming in from a higher angle could be significantly reduced (air traffic, for example) because the antenna’s major radiating (and receiving) pattern will be slightly below the horizon and your air duct would block some of that. Most aircraft have antennas mounted on the bottom of the fuselage so they radiate best down and out; antennas at the airfield and other locations have them pointed up so the radiation is up and away.

      Hope that helps. --- (Can you get the antenna on TOP of the ceiling someplace??)


      From: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of robdutka@...
      Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 8:39 PM
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Indoor Antenna

      Another idea.... I used a magnetic mount to the ceiling air duct right in front of the window and have the antenna hang upside down. Looks funny, but it works.

      I'm not a RF guy so this might not be the best solution, but it works better than the small antenna on the scanner.

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      From: "thestreetdisciples" <canadawalrus@... <mailto:canadawalrus%40gmail.com> >
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com <mailto:BCD396XT%40yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 6:32:09 PM
      Subject: [BCD396XT] Indoor Antenna

      this may be a stupid question but, I live in an apartment with no balcony and i am wondering if a magmount antenna on the fridge would pick up more than just the normal antenna and if so is there much difference. I appreciate all your expertise



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