Dear FlightAware team and community,
all works great, with FlightAware ProStickPlus (blue dongle). Cool stuff - amazing!
My ‘issue’ (question):
I see from my home (Orange County) so many airplanes (up to north of Bakersfield, entire LAX traffic - amazing!), but if a plane flies right over my home (I live right under a practice area with so many small planes here) - I do not see any plane (they disappear - sure).
OK, obvious, the antenna is vertically oriented and the ‘doughnut shaped receiving pattern’ cannot see anything vertically above me, just above the angled horizon from my location.
Here my idea/questions:
a) could I combine (like an inverse splitter) two antennas (one vertically, one horizontally orientated)?
(I tried, not a real improvement, makes it worse - sure due to impedance mismatch if not done
properly or a loss of 3dB, at least)
b) Could I setup two Rpi 3+ FlightAware receivers and combine the reception results into one map?
It means: Could I merge two channels into one display (based on the database, the final
c) OK, I am aware of this ‘MLAT’ feature (a friend having same receiver, many miles away, for
triangulation). But I want to use TWO receivers at my location and combine the results.
How to improve the reception of ADS-B right ‘above’ my home?
How to augment the results with a second, e.g. diversity receiver?
If I let stream my receiver into the Internet (to your server) - would you combine the results, so
that my map is much more accurate (because somebody else sees the planes above my home)?
Is there any software API so that I could merge two receiver receptions into one map?
(extending the software running on Raspberry Pi)