I have two antennas in the same spot indoors in a window.
- The FlightAware Antenna 1090 MHz
- A 5dBi Magnetic Base Omni
I’m monitoring an aircraft doing a fixed circuit resembling a square. When I’m using the Flightaware antenna the signal drops out about 9nm away. When I’m using the Omni it barely drops out at all. The Omni will pick up something about 20nm away.
The flight aware antenna is connected directly to the blue USB stick using an adapter (no cable per se). https://www.telcoantennas.com.au/sma-male-to-n-male-adapter
So I dont know why the Flightaware antenna under performs. Could it be the connection or are these antennas designed in a way that would cause this? So for example, if I put the Flightaware antenna on the roof, all the issues would go away?