[time-nuts] Lucent 40 dB Antenna
steve-krull at cox.net
Sat Apr 14 00:31:16 UTC 2012
I believe I read in an earlier post that someone was using one of these with a Tbolt, which is 5 volts to the antenna. Hope I'm not mistaken! I didn't hear any rattles when I shook the unit so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. They do appear to be pretty rugged so I'm hoping for the best. The reply from the seller ignored my poor packing complaint and said "this is used, it can not all are the same. our guaranteed is you can ask for refund if it can not works." I assume they have a boatload of them bought very cheaply and they are playing the odds that they will make more from replacing a few that don't survive shipping than they would if they spent a bit more on packing material for all shipments.
We live in a National Historic District so no outdoor antennas here. My antennas are in the attic above the third floor, putting them about 40 ft AGL. So far the shingled roof hasn't been a major obstacle and the GPS antennas are above the HVAC ductwork. I'll see if there's any difference between this antenna and the HP that's on the Z3816 now.
On Apr 13, 2012, at 1:52 PM, paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Steve will be interesting to hear how it goes. Thats a reasonable price it
> seems and the antenna looks like it could handle abuse pretty well. Any
> idea if its a 5 volt unit or actually any other detail?
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Steve Krull <steve-krull at cox.net> wrote:
>> Just got mine, from "Just_for_survive" on eBay. Poorest packing job I've
>> ever seen for an international package. Three wraps of newsprint and a thin
>> padded envelope. I'll know this weekend if its operational.
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
>> My Lucent antenna arrived today. I scrounged some adapters
>>> and connected it to my Thunderbolt. Two birds were visible
>>> with AMU > 4 when I held the antenna. My Droid 3 could not
>>> see any birds through the wet roof.
>>> The unit has some dings and scrapes but no visible corrosion.
>>> I am tempted to take it apart but don't wish to break a unit
>>> which seems to be working well.
>>> Has anyone compared this antenna with the mushroom that
>>> came from China with the used Thunderbolts???
>>> Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com www.omen.com
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