Was playing around with Stratux during Thanksgiving dinner at a house with line-of-sight to SeaTac’s ground stations. Everything seemed to work pretty well except for a couple items:
- Never received any CONUS radar, only regional. It is only sent out every 15 minutes or so and knowing this I let the iPad sit for a while. Nothing.
- No TIS-B. I set Stratux up for two antennas 1090 and 978 and it would only get direct traffic from 1090, no TIS-B over 978. I was about 5 miles from ADS-B OUT airplanes and should have piggybacked on their TIS-B, but maybe Stratux can’t decode TIS-B yet. I’ll have to do some research on the latest capabilities.
I have a Clarity SV that I use for flying and should have brought with me compared. I’ve seen the full capability of the Clarity including TIS-B and it’s beautiful.
Thanks! It’s been a great antenna built from your design. It’s weather-proofed (and now bird-proofed) and has been mounted above my chimney for nearly a year. With the satellite amp and DC blocker, I’m running the top stats in Washington, Oregon, and BC. Max range is just shy of 250nm to the North over BC but I’m all aspect terrain limited with the Cascades and Olympics. I’ll track Vancouver traffic down to about 8,000ft. Can’t complain for an antenna that cost me nearly nothing. The secret sauce? I’ve turned down the SDR amp to maximize signal to noise. I’ll have to do a little write up for this forum on the tuning technique.
I’m still working on getting my UAT antenna tuned and outside…