I’ve had VRS running for several months but hadn’t really been paying attention to it. I recently noticed that it wasn’t displaying the “splat map”, so about 2 weeks ago I set about trying to figure it out. Got it working, and I have to say that there really must be a more obvious way to enable it.
Anyway, at the beginning of June I moved my antenna to the peak of my roof. It’s 28 feet above ground level, about 310 above MSL.
This is a Pi 3B+ with the FA blue dongle, the light blue FA filter (have a cell tower about 300 feet from my house, a random eBay inline amp that I go back and forth on whether I truly need, 50 feet of “low loss 50 ohm extension cable, SMA male to N-male”, and the 26" FA antenna.
I have been trading places pretty evenly with one other guy in my “nearby sites” who is apparently 5 miles away, for the top position for aircraft count, so I am probably near maxed out.
Also, here’s my theoretical max range from HWT. I think I left the ring at 30k feet, but I do see a fair number of planes at 34-36k, especially to the north.
It would be nice if there was a way to overlay both on the same map (and there probably is, I just don’t know how to do it!)
Thanks to everyone for all of the information that is shared in these forums. It makes the adventure a lot of fun!