ADS-B Blade Indoor Antenna (978 MHz UAT)
Please Note: The MCX option includes an MCX/SMA adapter for an additional $6.00. MCX are not available to fit 50 Ohm cables, so an adapter is the only method available.
|Gain: 4.6 dBi||SWR: 1.5:1 or Less||Pattern: Omni-directional|
|Wavelength: Multiple 1/2||Elements: 4||
Tuned: 978 MHz (UAT)
|Band: Mode-S / ADS-B||Connector: Your Choice||Cable: RG8X|
|Cable Length: 18 Feet||Height: 30"||Width: 1 1/4"|
Unique Design: This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting good performance on their receiver, but isn't able to use an outdoor antenna. This is a great antenna for people who live in apartments or condos. The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or even outdoors for short periods of time. The length of the antenna should allow it to fit in a standard carry-on bag.
Tuned for Mode-S / ADS-B: Each antenna is designed to be used for the ADS-B 978 MHz UAT band, using any receiver capable of receiving that mode and connecting an external antenna. This antenna can also compliment a system setup for linking to an online virtual radar network, such as PinkFroot's PlaneFinder.net or FlightAware.
Ready Made: There's no assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax (with BNC, SMA or MCX connector) is included. (Email to possibly request other connector types.)
Easy to Position: The beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact that you can position it anywhere. Unlike using a standard antenna that requires a ground plane surface, with this antenna you can find the one good spot in the room that gets the best reception, but still put the radio anywhere you like. This can also be helpful if you're trying to move the antenna away from RF producing devices. The antenna can easily be hung using the two loops on the back.
Unobtrusive: The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The antenna is only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It can easily be hidden behind blinds, but is also attractive enough to be displayed in clear view. The antenna's bright white enclosure blends right into the surroundings.
Brass Elements: Elements are brass, which is a better element material than stainless steel.
Narrow Bandwidth: The bandwidth for the antenna is fairly narrow, which can help to eliminate intermod problems from adjacent strong signals in urban areas.
18' of RG8/X Cable: This cable is better for longer lengths than the average off brand RG58 cable included with most antennas (if any), and helps prevent signal loss.
Direct Feed Point Connection: The coax is directly connected to the antenna elements, which means there's one less connector between your radio and the antenna. Each additional connector can create signal loss.
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