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Announcing the new 978 MHz antenna!


#1

And now something for the USA!

FlightAware is pleased to announce the availability of a 978 MHz antenna designed for receiving UAT978 signals. This antenna is a similar design to our very popular 1090 MHz antenna and is offered at a similar price point. We think it offers a great value to enthusiasts that wish to experiment with UAT reception. We are offering a limited quantity of these antennas via Amazon USA to hobbyists that have built or are interested in building sites that use the “dump978” software to track aircraft that use that alternative ADS-B technology in the USA. Also remember that our bandpass filter can be used with this antenna as it is designed to pass both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz signals. Please note that this is not a dual-band antenna design and is specifically for use on 978 MHz only. You will want to use a separate receiver such as the original (Orange) Pro Stick USB RTL-SDR device to receive 978 MHz. The Pro Stick Plus is not compatible with UAT 978 reception. This is a limited quantity offering while we assess the level of interest in 978UAT among the hobbyist community. We will evaluate increasing future supply of this product based on the level of interest.

Tech specs:
Frequency: 978 MHz
Impedance: 50 Ohms
VSWR < 1.5
Gain: 6 dBi
Polarization: Vertical
Radiation: Omni
Height: 620 mm
Termination: N Female
Radome Material: Fiberglass
Radome Color: White

Get them from Amazon for $40.95 with free shipping


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#3

Great news! I’ll get one, but now I will need a preamplifier with 978MHz filters :blush:


#4

@SoNic67
You can get one in the US here.
https://v3.airspy.us/product/upu-fp978s/


#5

Thank you for producing these.


#6

Ordered with an additional orange and filter set. Thank you.