Your opinions needed please!
I have a 3 meter antenna cable connecting my Rpi to my antenna:
Currently, height/trees/obstacles are limiting the directionality of my ADS-B captures. I could just ‘be happy’ with what I have, or:
- Leave my Rpi where it is (under a house deck, away from bright sunlight, etc.), buy some sort of ‘extension’ antenna cable, and get my antenna higher (less obstacles but what about signal loss?):
- Move my RPi, antenna cable, and antenna higher – except that the RPi will be more exposed to the elements (hotter?) – and might destroy my plans to add some weather sensors to the RPi since it will no longer be shaded properly
Anyways, adding a 5 meter antenna cable extension will help me to get higher, but will this be cancelled out by signal loss?
P.S. My RPi is currently sealed inside a plastic coffee container, so it won’t get ‘wet’ no matter where I move it.