I am new to this community, so I just want to say hi …
Now, after we have the introduction done, may I have a question about custom spider antenna build?
My current setup is, a raspberry pi with a Flight Aware Pro stick and the stock antennat (that was later replaced with a https://jeroen.steeman.org/Antenna/collinear-dipole antenna. This improved my signal a lot (into compare to the stock antenna)
So, I wanted to move a step forward and build a spider antenna. I ordered the F connector and start soldering… now, originally I let myself a room for some errors and left the pieces of a copper wire about 140mm (had spare cuts from other builds). When I connected that to the USB Pro stick, I’ve seen some planes etc - so it was working. The last step I’ve done, was to cut the wire to desired length , about 69mm … and I’ve lost all the signal ;(
This is how it looked (I have only 1 picture of this)
The other this I’ve spotted is, that every time I disconnect the antenna cable from the Pro stick, I have to reboot the raspberry pi, because there is no signal after connecting the antenna back? I was trying the
raspi-config -restart command but it didn’t work for me. Any advise on that?
Just to mention, that I was trying to build a Pole antenna earlier as well (the one from coax cable) and this failed as well.
PS. Yes I read a lot of other posts on this forum before posting.