Just moved my PiAware and Antenna from attic to rooftop and have a curious problem. Almost no signal is now received when the FA 1090 antenna is mounted at the highest point of my roof via an eve mount. However if I slowly unscrew either connector, good signal is received just prior to the connector coming off. It seems as though the signal is received when connection to the outer screw part of the connector is broken and just the center connector is hanging on. I have confirmed that the ProStick and female connector is fine by using the small dinky antenna which works great up there too btw. I have replaced the cable which now has same result as the previous cable. Seems the issue has to be the FA1090 Antenna which is almost new. I did use the FA 1090 Antenna in the attic for a week with zero issues except signal blockage. Any ideas?
- Could the antenna have simply gone bad when I moved the antenna to the roof?
- Is it an issue if the metal screws going into the antenna mounting place are touching some kind of metal in my eve as they were screwed in?
Thanks in advance. I am hoping this is something simple that I am missing. For now, I am getting 100-125NM range with cable connector barely hanging to the FA 1090 antenna but obviously this should be much better with about 35’ of elevation in the flat midwest.