I have a PI with the new (Blue) NooElec dongle.
My antenna is a homebrew 9-element 5-foot collinear stuffed in a PCB pipe on a mast about 18 feet up from ground level. The mast and antenna are painted black to keep to hide everything as best I can since the association frowns on antennas.
The cable run to the dongle is about 30-feet at this time. I’m waiting for a wall mount box for the unit. Once I get it I’ll move everything to my network rack in my office and this will cut the cable run to about 20-feet.
Right now I’m seeing planes usually out to 200 KM with a very occasional 300 KM.
I’m looking at whether I would benefit from an amplifier to add to boost the signal.
- It needs to be on the mast near the antenna, correct?
- Would any additional filtering be helpful?
If yes to either, I’d appreciate suggesting (and/or links) on what to get.
Any other suggestions or is this thing running about the best it can?
Thanks and aloha from Hawaii.