Discone antenna

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Charlie1
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Discone antenna

Post by Charlie1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi just wondering if I can use a se-1300 discone scanner antenna aerial 25-1300 MHz with this rtl-sdr thanks

Airwind
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Re: Discone antenna

Post by Airwind » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:27 pm

I don't see why not. You will need an appropriate adapter as the antenna has a type-N connector while the rtl-sdr has SMA. If you plan to use the antenna on a roof with a longer coax cable, consider adding a LNA in between the long cable and the antenna.

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Re: Discone antenna

Post by rtlsdrblog » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:26 pm

Yes you can use any antenna you like. Just remember that discones are wideband, so they have no natural preselection. If you have very strong out of band signals coming in that can cause overload problems.

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Re: Discone antenna

Post by Username » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:13 pm

please note the have quite no amp! When I compare my Discone and the cheapest 433mhz Antenna quess who win? sure the 433 Antenna. :o

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