Software Newsletter #28 - March 3, 2005
Drag Racing Computers and Software
1. Increase Your Paging Range With New Dipole Antenna
2. Davis Daytime Aspiration Kit for Vantage Pro2
Increase Your Paging Range With New Dipole Antenna --
It doesn't matter
what brand of UHF Paging Transmitter that you have, your range can always
be improved with a better antenna. The standard antenna is a 1/4 wave,
single pole design. The standard antenna is usually attached directly
to the paging transmitter with a bayonet connector (BNC). Radio signals
are output in a radius from the antenna. However, signals cannot pass
through a metallic object. Therefore, if you have your antenna located
inside a trailer with aluminum skin and/or roof, your transmission range
is reduced or even eliminated. Some of the signal can leave through
the open back or side doors, but now you have a directional problem.
The open door must be facing the exact location of where the paging
receiver is going to be. In this situation, using an external mounted
antenna, will allow you the proper transmission and reception of signals.
design is the 1/2 wave, dipole antenna. The dipole antenna will increase
your transmission range no matter where it is located because it amplifies
a weak signal into a stronger one. Mounting the dipole antenna externally
will boost your transmission range up to 5 times greater than with a
standard 1/4 wave antenna. Our 2-watt paging transmitter has a range
of approximately a 1 mile radius. The mounting location and topography
of the ground can limit this range to half of that radius. By just using
an externally mounted 1/2 wave, dipole antenna, our range is increased
to almost 5 miles.
antenna has two settings. Using the first setting, the antenna outputs
the signal as a radius. Using the second setting, the antenna becomes
directional and will boost the signal for even a greater distance. Most
race tracks are not big enough to need the directional setting, but
it's there if you need it.
of whose paging system you have, if you are having transmission problems,
the first place to look is your antenna. It may be just that simple.
Click on the link below to learn more about this new product:
# FS-1250 External Dipole 1/2 Wave Paging Antenna
-- Davis Daytime Aspiration Kit for Vantage Pro2 --
economical solution for adding the benefits of fan aspiration to your
wireless or cabled Vantage Pro2 weather station. Adding this kit to
a Vantage Pro2 cabled or wireless weather station is $100.00 less expensive,
than buying the Davis 6153 which has 24 hour aspirated fans. The solar-powered
fan runs during the day. Since there is no backup battery, the fan will
cease running when night falls and the effects of radiation are less.
Kit includes fan, solar panel, additional radiation shield plates, and
hardware. Note that this kit is not compatible with the original Vantage
Pro stations. Click
on the link below to learn more about this new product:
# FS-7747 Daytime Aspiration Kit for (Vantage Pro 2 Only)
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