Recently installed my PiAware kit with the original antenna and located within my loft (UK, 3 Storey House).
The reception wasn’t brilliant with the supplied whip antenna, so I’ve built a Frankenstein 8-element coco antenna and there is significant improvement, but wondering if it can be improved further still by placement.
Currently, the antenna is exposed (i.e. the coax cable isnt yet housed in any PVC pipe - that’s on the to-do list) and is dangling freely from one of the upper rafters in the loft, but is flanked by the brickwork at either end of the loft area and tiles either side.
On the roof, we have a couple of fake-fibreglass chimney’s and I’m wondering if there is any benefit in cutting a 20mm hole in the underside of the chimney base and then sliding the antenna up “into” the chimney…
Is this likely to make any real difference?