I am a novice in this hobby. I know practically nothing. But these forums have proven to me that there’s a great deal of expertise out there, so hear me out on this one…
Due to my inexperience the idea that follows may be ludicrously hilarious in its naivety, but here goes nothing…
My house had a satellite mounted on the roof, that I removed a couple years ago due to an approaching hurricane. I don’t use satellite service, so the dish was an eye sore. The mounting bracket is still there. If I could find another dish assembly (and I’m sure there are plenty out there), I could put a new mast onto this bracket and mount an ADS-B antenna to it. This would be the highest area I could mount an antenna without adding new holes in the roof.
The exterior cable box that runs into my house is only connected to one of the four existing lines that run into the house. All of these lines are RG6. In my house are 5 cable outlets: 1 in each of the 3 bedrooms and 1 in the living room, and one in the laundry room. (The internet line runs into my laundry room which is in the center of my house. From there, I have a switch hardwired to RJ45 ports in all bedrooms, plus a wifi router). I’m pretty sure that two of the cable ports are connected by a splitter, because they share opposite sides of the same wall.
My hypothesis is that the 3 unconnected lines run to the bedrooms.
If this is true, I want to ask:
Would it be feasible to connect RG6 to the ADS-B antenna and run it into one of these lines to ultimately connect to the Pi in a bedroom?
- There would only be two connections, one at the box and the other at the wall.
- Would there be too much impedance (too long of line) for this to be feasible?
Would an inline amplifier put at the antenna help resolve the issue of impedance?
Is this unrealistic and just a pipe dream?
Thanks for any expertise! Cheers!