I just started my PiAware Site 91665 – KSTS with a
. Raspberry Pi 3
. FlightAware Pro Stick Plus ADS-B USB Receiver Built-in Filter
. 1090Mhz Antenna MCX Plug Connector 2.5dbi gains ADS-B Aerial with Magnet Base RG174 1M+MCX Female to SMA male Adapter Connector
. Miuzei Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case Fan, Heat Sinks, 2.5A Power Supply ON Off Switch, Open-Air Cooling Case
For the first day or two, I had the antenna lying flat on a shelf.
Should I cut the antenna to 87 mm? That seems like a “no turning back” thing to do.
I have a skylight in my office, so I stuck a piece of L-shaped steel to the wall of the skylight opening, up high, so the antenna is upright, but against one wall.
How do I tell if this is a decent orientation for the antenna?
My Stats page shows between two and five “Flights … from this feeder” during the day. Not much going on around here at night.
If I look at a flight log, there is usually only one entry with my name on it. I have plotted the GPS locations, and they seem diverse, mostly to the east of me, but a few to the west.
SkyView shows some planes in my area. Are those planes I can see, or planes in my area?
My Aircraft Reported looked better in the days when the antenna was lying flat, five feet off the floor.
Now that it is upright, 10 feet off the floor, the total flight count has dropped, but, I don’t know if that is representative.