I’ve been playing with Piaware for a few weeks, and having done some research I have a few questions.
I have been using the latest Piaware 3.6.3? running on a couple of new Pi 3 units. I was very pleased with the results and purchased the FA antenna and a Prostick as well as a Prostick Plus…
My antenna placement is not perfect by any means, whilst it is external at the top of the house, it does not yet clear the roof, and can only see about a 150 degree angle of sky. On the plus side, we are reasonably high on the side of a hill, and although it won’t “see” central London it has a good view North & East.
I decided to try playing with the gain setting to improve things, and with a bit of analysis settled on 38 as a good figure. The range increased slightly as you can see from the two screen shots below.
However, whilst the number of Messages almost doubled to 1500/sec I didn’t see much improvement in the number of total aircraft / With Positions etc.
I noticed that the Prostick works significantly better with a FA filter, but the Prostick+ does not seem to make much change, although that was before I played with the gain settings.
Any ideas what I could try next?