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Military Monitoring Forum Discussions regarding monitoring military communications on the ground, in air and at sea. Please keep USCG discussion to this forum also.

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Old 03-20-2011, 8:48 AM
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Just wondering what antenna you use to listen to mil-air with?
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Herley Industries AT-197G/R Military Discone, 225-400 Mhz. Rare nowadays to comeby.
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Hangers, Wooden Hangers, Clothes Hangers, Plastic Hangers, and more... Picked this up there. Box of 12 bundles is $43.95
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OK here's the better one, This thing puts the coat hanger and most any other hobby UHF military antenna to shame!!
Signal Design Labs 225-400 Mhz Log Periodic. Not so rare nowadays to comeby.
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What's housed in the PVC? A balun of some sort?

I had one of those hard to come by military discones for decades. Finally had to get rid of it when I made the move to antenna un-friendly condo living. It was great.
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What's housed in the PVC? A balun of some sort?
No balun is needed with this antenna. The mast is 30' tall. Inside the PVC (3") is an Advanced Receiver UHF preamp and PAR 225-400 Mhz band pass filter. The PVC is protecting those devices from water damage. I'm waiting on the proper fittings...got it going with what I had. I'll be able to make the housing shorter when they arrive. With this setup I can hear for example all the ground side transmissions of a ARTCC RCAG 35 miles away, all with a S-8 reading.

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