Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock

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daveB
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Korner 9.2 from Antennenland - in stock

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Just happened to go to their web-site and spotted they have a limited quantity of these in stock "do not hesitate"
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Alex Cator had better hurry up and buy one then ;)
Good DX.

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Nick Gilly wrote:Alex Cator had better hurry up and buy one then ;)
Thanks Nick. Assuming I'm gonna get a Körner 9.2, I need to think about my mounting options, rotators, etc, etc, and buy the antenna ASAP! It may be on test where my FM3 currently is, on top of the washing line pole, but I want the thing on the roof very soon.
Who would put the Körner 9.2 on my roof, just out of curiosity? Maybe I could so kindly let Andy do it like he did with JF? :)

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Who would put the Körner 9.2 on my roof,
An aerial contractor :lol: - but it is finding a decent one. You need to find someone who has been in the business for 20-30 years, is well established and has a decent reputation. You might go into your nearest Hughes electrical shop and ask who they use to do their aerial installations - as they are unlikely to use a 'cowboy'.

Radioworld is still offering the AR-303X lightweight rotator at £120. http://www.radioworld.co.uk/ar-303x_lig ... ry=rotator

Whether you would consider the Korner 9.2 a lightweight aerial I don't know, but my old (long gone) Hirschmann rotator of similar design happily handled 4 x Triax grid UHF aerials. This rotator is a a third of the price of the next one up - and if it lasts a couple of years and needs replacing you consider it a fair trade off. If you went for this model I would definitely not mount the aerial on more than a 2ft / 600 mm stub mast to avoid excessive force. I use the equivalent model with a 5 ele yagi for the last two years.
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I have used four aerial contractors since moving to Skegness. ALL of them were cowboys. One even featured on TV's Watchdog. Be careful of anything with an 0800 number or claim to be a national company and use Mansfield area phone numbers (01623). The company based in Mansfield or Mansfield Woodhouse have been known to use different names, so AVOID. I'd probably advise avoiding Mansfield anyway as I used to live there. It's an excrement hole.

A reasonable price to pay would seem to be around £50 or £60 upwards, but this is probably bordering on cheap and cheerful. You might be lucky though.

You will need to have all the cabling ready, antenna and rotator fixed on to the mast, ready for the aerial bod to put up. All he is doing is putting brackets on your wall and affixing a mast. The fittings may be heavier duty, larger TK brackets, etc., but it's basically the same thing. The additional weight of it all may require an extra bod though and so incur a higher cost, but just do your bod research first.

Could this be a Christmas present this year Alex? :) Now there's a thought ;)

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I went through Check-A Trade for the aerial contractor that I now use. (as well as a heating engineer, a window fitter and external walls work)
He has been excellent, helped me install my Tennamast (cost me about 120 quid but that included moving my satellite dish, about 3 hours work in all), and put my vertical up for me on the side of the house as well another day for about £45. Decent price too.

You shouldnt get a cowboy if you go through Check-A_Trade.

Also agree with John re. preparation work, we did that with Nick Gilly's installation as well, saves a lot of ball-ache
Jim, Bournemouth, Dorset. IO90BR.

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Is Balun included in commercial 9.2?
I bought this antenna last winter and I would mount it these days...
Can I simply connect the cable RG6 to the connector F?
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>Is Balun included in commercial 9.2?

Yes, it is a transformer balun mounted on a small board inside the dipole box.
There is a F type socket where you can connect a 75 Ohm coax using a F type plug.

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I have a 9.2 korner since a few months along with also a yaesu G5500 but because of the récent winter winds in France and not having now the free time both items are still in the packaging . I am seriously thinking for taking the 9.2 to Gran Canaries next week for trying DX FM but maybe it will not be allowed on the plane ? A friend has advised i registre the antenne as baggage spéciale under fishing équipement and normally i will not be charged but with all the problèmes like with Paris attacks last year and Bruxelles recentrement maybe the airline company will refuse acceptance ?

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Most fly-in fly-out amateur expeditions tend to pack kit in ski bags.

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This message has been posted on Polish radio forums. A new 2019 version of Korner 9.2 will be available on sale here https://www.antennenland.net/3H-FM-9M19

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That looks very interesting - it looks like they will be making them to order - as they can produce one or two per day.
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I bought one last week and replaced it for my Wittenberg W205 5 element.
Like stepping into a new candy shop. So much improvement already.
Still need to test it with weather condition being less favorable. I want to see what the gain is with stations (E.g. WDR2 Langenberg) I always was able to receive and what stations I can add to the "base" reception list.
Good Hunting,
René, Amsterdam

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Glad you are pleased with the initial results René. The change from my Triax FM5 to my 9.2 was also quite a revelation. Here's hoping you find many ore pleasing aspects of this excellent antenna.

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I have just placed an order for one - plus the extra boom support. Delivery 4-8 working days. I am looking forward to the additional 10 dB rejection off the rear, that's London and all it's stations, as well as a bit of extra gain.

Add: this is an updated version on a slightly shorter boom - and with half elements that fold out which allows it to be shipped internationally. Model number is 3H-FM 9M19

See the pictures on their website.

Incidentally - including my bank's transfer fee of 2.75% I got an exchange rate of 89.1 pence to the Euro

David
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Hello, I am looking forward to buy a 9.2 as first step of a essential upgrade in my equipment (I am a little bored of listening with just my three small portable receivers and I've also figured out that analogue fm dxing has not more than 10 or 15 years of residual life, I fear :( ).

But, sadly, it will not be possible to mount the antenna on the roof till the end of next summer.... too late for 2020's Sporadic E season.
So it will be better if I'll wait a little to buy it.

According to Antennaland site, by now there are only a small amount of available 9.2, so -for your experience- do you know when will be the next time that Antennaland makes available a new stock of 9.2?
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Hello Franco, i have visit recent week last the antennenland shop online for the 9.2 and yes no stock but i see another model type 9.2 but also no post outside Germany

Bon Dx

Pascal

https://www.antennenland.net/3H-FM-9M19

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PascalD wrote:
21 Jan 2020 06:30
Hello Franco, i have visit recent week last the antennenland shop online for the 9.2 and yes no stock but i see another model type 9.2 but also no post outside Germany

Bon Dx

Pascal

https://www.antennenland.net/3H-FM-9M19
Thank you Pascal, I had not read carefully all that stuff.

It's a very bad news even if Antennenland suggest how to avoid this problem, apart from picking up the antenna directly in Germany. :lol:
But it's a little complicated anyway to set a fake shipping address at a shipping agent in Gemany who cares to complete the shipment (and what if something gets broken during the entire shipment??).

I wonder if Mr. Koerner has an exclusivity with Antennenland or if he has an agreement with other distributors for selling those antennas outside Germany.
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Hello Franco,

Yes a shame for antennenland stop delivery for the 9.2 so i decide for build a similar type antenne but not the quality and gain also front back ratio's the 9.2 achieve. The 8 element antenne i build is a ongoing project/ build which is now near completion but just a adjustment or two for element spacing from the folded dipole close director. The back reflector is two elements and provision for added element is made but not achieved this moment. For this moment the homebrew antenne is interior the home in a spare room because in the Ile de France this week is strong winds but so the antenne can still receive very weak 1000w fm 200km environ. It can be intresting to know if a 3 element reflector can improve more the performance also add a 2nd folded dipole between 1st folded type and director similar to a short-backfire antenne. It is just a project idea for 2 dipoles seperated by a director. The completed project will eventually be transfered for a telescopic fm portable antenne using telescopic whips. If you would like i will send you a photo of the antenne but for now i am happy with the performance but would also like for improve if possible better like i have mention.

Good Dx

Pascal

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A friend of mine is interested in a Körner 9.2.
Since Antennenland no longer ships outside Germany, is it currently possible to purchase this antenna elsewhere ? (a genuine unit of course, not a poor copy).
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