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dale001

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Thinking about purchasing the Airnav Radarbox. I would be purchasing the unit online in the U.S.
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Can someone tell me the length of the supplied antenna cable for indoor use? Not sure if it ships with 10 or 20 feet of cable or if both lengths are offered.
If I needed to increase the length of this cable (for indoor use), is this possible?

Speaking of which, anyone dealt with R&L Electronics out of Ohio? They offer the unit for one of the lowest prices I have seen online. Perhaps someone can suggest a better online company in the U.S. for this device.
 

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Send email to wherever you're buying it from & ask them, or look on thier website for more info?
 

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Yes, tried that and am still waiting. Users of the Box may be able to assist me or suggest a reputable online US company.

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The cable length of the antenna included with the Radar Box is definitely NOT 10 meters or 20 meters . While I don't have it anymore, the antenna that came with mine used a 5 meter (about 15 feet) coax with an SMA connector.

The optional (extra-cost) antennas available have variable and longer cable lengths.

The inside antenna is a fairly standard magnet mount using an approximately 1 inch across magnet and light weight flexible whip. Included is a metal disk about the size of a CD to be used as a ground plane. This worked pretty well on the top shelf of my office near a window, as well as in the attic above my desk.

You would likely have much better results however with an external antenna, such as the various 1090 MHz. antennas available from various suppliers.
 

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Okay, I edited out the innacurate part of my reply to Dale001s post. So, what lengths are 10m & 20m as described in the Airnav product brochure? I'm not up on the metric system.

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You'll also find some useful help and advice about RadarBox, SBS-1 and the new Aurora ModeS receivers over on Radarspotters, the supplier independent forum for virtual radars:

http://radarspotters.eu/forum/
 
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Okay, I edited out the innacurate part of my reply to Dale001s post. So, what lengths are 10m & 20m as described in the Airnav product brochure? I'm not up on the metric system.

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The included antenna's coax length is about 5 meters, roughly 16.5 feet, while the optional antenna comes with your choice of 10 meter (roughly 33 feet) and 20 meter (roughly 66 feet).

1 meter is about 3.3 feet, although usually I just multiply feet by 3 and remember that the result will be a little low...

All that aside, the RadarBox is a neat toy, I had fun with it but eventually realized I really didn't need it. I chose it over the SBS since it seemed to be a lot easier to set up and use.
 

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I have both the SBS-1 and RadarBox.

They both do the same job, but differently.

The ANRB has the data sharing option, whereas the SBS-1 only has an unofficial solution. The SBS-1 software is flexible and customisable whereas the RadarBox is pretty well fixed, out-of-the-box.

I'm preparing a side-by-side user comparison and it's quite surprising how they line up. For me there's an outright winner, all things taken into account. But that's for another day.
 

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I have also thought about getting one of these, but they say on the Scannermaster web site that as of right now only international flights are squaking Mode S. Is this being implemented for domestic carriers on domestic routes as well? Being here in the midwest, there are not many international carriers overflying my area. Does anyone know if and/or when the domestic routes will have Mode S?

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There are a number of mid-west based members over on Radarspotters and I'm sure they can share their experiences. When some friends have been over to the US and have connected to my SBS-1 network I'm seeing more ModeS ADS-B flights than before.

http://radarspotters.eu/forum/index
 

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N9JIG, so I was right, 1 meter=3.3 feet, so as I calculated: 10 meters=33 feet, 20 meters=66 feet. My only error was that the original Radarbox comes with 5 meters (16.5') of cable as you specified. The 10 & 20 meter cables are options, check my figures to see if you concur as I was & still am extremely bad at math, anyway this isn't worth nitpicking over as I'm sure you will agree, just as long as dale001 get's his answer, right?

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N9JIG, so I was right, 1 meter=3.3 feet, so as I calculated: 10 meters=33 feet, 20 meters=66 feet. My only error was that the original Radarbox comes with 5 meters of cable as you specified. The 10 & 20 meter cables are options, check my figures to see if you concur as I was & still am extremely bad at math, anyway this isn't worth nitpicking over as I'm sure you will agree, just as long as dale001 get's his answer, right?

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No problem here! I just wanted to make sure that he wasn't expecting a real long cable on the included antenna. The optional antennas are pretty expensive so most people will probably opt for the included antenna at first and then might be disappointed with the results.

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I picked up an Airnav Radarbox off of E-Bay from seller Topcat in Reno, the unit was brand new and I got excellent service from him.

Also added the DPD Productions external antennas a great improvement!

Mode -S users in US are some United, Jetblue, most Frontier, and UPS & Fedex
at least thats what I pick up here in Northern Colorado

Hope this helps out.
73, Rex
 

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My antenna cable is only 9.5ft + 6ft USB cable. My box is in the attic connected by a 50ft USB extension.

I've logged aircraft with ADS-B from all these airlines plus a bunch more private companies.
Aer Lingus
Aeroflot
Aeromexico
AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
Aerovics
Air Atlanta Cargo
Air Atlanta Icelandic
Air Berlin (LTU - Lufttransport-Unternehmen)
Air Canada
Air China
Air Europa
Air France
Air France Cargo
Air India
Air Italy
Air Jamaica
Air One
Air Transat
Air-India
AirTran
Airtran Airways Inc
Alitalia
All Nippon Airways - ANA
American Airlines
American International Airways
Asiana Airlines/Asiana Airlines Cargo
Atlas Air
Austrian Airlines
Avianca
Avianca Airlines
Avianova
Bahrain Amiri Flight
Belgium - Air Force
Blue Panorama Airlines
Boeing
BRA Transportes Aereos
Brazilian Air Force
British Airways
CanJet Airlines
Cargojet Airways
Cargolux
Caribbean Airlines
Cathay Pacific Airways
Cayman Airways
China Airlines
China Airlines Cargo
Clickair
Comco
Comlux Aviation Malta
Commander Mexicana SA.
Computer Sciences Corp.
Condor (Thomas Cook)
Continental Airlines
Continental Micronesia
Copa Airlines
CSA - Czech Airlines
Czech Air Force
Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
DHL Cargo
Dubai Air Wing
Edelweiss Air
EgyptAir
Egyptian Air Force
El Al Israel Airlines
Emirates
Emirates SkyCargo (Atlas Air)
Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad Airways
Euro Atlantic Airways
Eurofly
Europe Airpost
EVA Air
EVA Air Cargo
EWC Aviation Corp
Fed Ex
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Finland
First Choice Airways
Flyglobespan
France - Air Force
Frontier Airlines
Gain Jet
Gama Aviation
German Air Force
Germany - Air Force
Global Jet Luxembourg
Global Supply Systems (British Airways World Cargo
Hapagfly
Hawaiian Air
Iberia
Iberworld Airlines
Icelandair
Italy - Air Force
Izmir Airlines
Jacura Delaware Inc
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Jet Blue Airways
Jetairfly (TUI Airlines Belgium)
Jetsgo
K&S Aircraft LLC
Kalitta Air
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM Asia
Korean Air
Kuwait - Government
Kuwait Airways
LAN Air Cargo
LAN Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
LTU - Lufttransport-Unternehmen
Lufthansa
Lufthansa Cargo
Martinair
ME Leasing LLC
Metromedia Co
Mexicana
Monarch Airlines
NetJets Europe
News Corp America
Nippon Cargo Airlines
North American Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Norwind Airlines
Omni Air International
OpenSkies (British Airways)
Organizacion Editorial Mexicana
Pace Airlines
PrivatAir (KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines)
PrivatAir (Lufthansa)
Qantas
Qatar Airways
Qatar Amri Flight
Republic of Guinea Ecuatorial
Royal Air Maroc (RAM)
Royal Jordanian Airlines
RoyalJet
Ryan International Airlines
Saudi Arabia - Air Force
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Arabian Cargo
Saudi Ministry of Finance & Economy
Scandinavian Airlines - SAS
Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines Cargo
Skybus Airlines (Virgin America)
Skyservice Airlines (Sunquest Vacations)
South African Airways
Southern Air
Spirit Airlines
Star Alliance (Air Canada)
Star Alliance (All Nippon Airways - ANA)
Star Alliance (Austrian Airlines)
Star Alliance (Lufthansa)
Star Alliance (Scandinavian Airlines - SAS)
Star Alliance (South African Airways)
Star Alliance (United Airlines)
Storm Flying Serv Inc
Sun Country Airlines
Sunwing Airlines (Eurocypria Airlines)
Swiss International Air Lines
TACA
TAG Aviation
TAM Airlines
TAP Portugal
Thomas Cook Airlines
Thomas Cook Scandinavia
Thomsonfly (Britannia Airways)
Transavia Airlines
United Airlines
United Arab Emirates (Dubai Air Wing)
United Parcel Service - UPS
Ural Airlines
US Airways
Uzbekistan Airways
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic Airways
WestJet
World Airways
World Airways (Sonair)
World Airways Cargo
XL Airways (Skyservice Airlines)
Xtra Airways
Zoom UK
 

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Airnav Radarbox

I was wondering if Airnav Radarbox is something like Flight Explorer that is available for hobby use.

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Gee Freqhopping, is that all you could come up with? Slow night? LOL

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I was wondering if Radar Box compars to the Hobby edition of Flight Explorer. Do they both do the same or are they very different and Radar Box would be the one to buy .

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