After more than a year, I’m giving this another go! I had an earlier Pi with a wifi dongle and it constantly required rebooting, so I gave up. Well, 6 months ago I bought a Pi 3-b and yesterday I finally opened it. Loaded up piAware… I’m a ham guy so I threw it on the 144/440 antenna on the roof. I was surprised how well it actually did on an antenna designed for such lower frequencies.
However, today I found a panel mount SO239 down on the bench so I whipped up a 4-radial spider, and put it on top of 32’ of military mast. It’s pulling in a lot of planes! Mast isn’t guyed so if we get any winds I gotta take it down, but I’ll figure out something more permanent. It’s on a 50’ piece of mini-8 with a couple adapters… but I have tons of LMR-400 so I will probably make something more or less custom. I found one adapter to replace two, and gained 15 planes instantly, so I think going up to bigger coax will help too. But some kind of guying will be a must.
Glad to be back!
Dave, K8DJW (Home Airport KLUK)