I had a simple setup. I have this antenna " Outdoor omnidirectional antenna 1090 MHz ads-b 6 dBi for flightradar 24 r.ebay.com/A5Z7Om & I have it on a mast outside with a run of RG6. At some point I was going to throw on a grounding block - but I have not yet (probably next spring I will). Anyway, I used to feed FR24 but after meeting a FA user, I decided to try FA - I like it a lot. He had thrown an amp on his setup & got a HUGE performance increase. So I tried the same thing. I bought the following items:
DirecTV SWM Power Inserter Supply 21V PI21R1-03 SWIM LNB KaKu r.ebay.com/3PWg4F
INLINE AMPLIFIER SIGNAL BOOSTER AMP SATELLITE DISH NETWORK DIRECTV FTA 20dB NEW r.ebay.com/DY55jC
DC power block F in-line coupler coaxial TV cable voltage blocking adapter r.ebay.com/aZ4OyV
This last weekend I put it all up. The Power Inserter Supply is inside the shack - I have the line leaving my USB Dongle to the ’ Signal to IRD ’ and the line then heads out to the antenna from the ’ Power to SWM ’ connector. The RG6 runs up to the mast & into the AMP from the amp to the antenna I placed the DC blocker then the line continues to the antenna.
I have 20-21v coming out of the power inserter. I don’t have the amp reversed/backwards. However, I went from over 100+ contacts throughout the day to a dozen or so… I killed all the auto gains in RTL1090 (Tuner AGC & RTL AGC are off) but I have the manual gain slider all the way up to 49.6 - anything lower & I lose everything. With any of the gains on it gets worse.
Anyone have any ideas? Before the amp I was getting catches at 200 to 250. Now, it’s not even close - totally bewildered how an AMP that does so much good for another could slaughter my setup. Hope this is detailed enough but if I missed some info you need, please ask. Any help appreciated!