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Messages v positions v aircraft

Tweaked my stock antenna couple of days back, cut to 69mm and appeared to get an immediate increase in messages per second and a few more aircraft visible on Skyview. Alternated between aerials and the tweaked version definitely seemed better.

Position count appeared to increase that day but difficult to compare as antenna tweaked afternoon.

Following day total positions high but have been higher with pre tweaked antenna.

Appreciate difficult to compare days as schedules are different, holding patterns may change, severere weather can affect but my question is;

Is there any correlation between messages per second and aircraft positions?

Geoff

May i suggest to look at this discussion, it spans some pages previous and after this post:
Thoughts on optimizing gain

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