I belive, from comments I’ve seen here and on the blog, that people have a misguided idea of what I’m doing:
Here’s what I DO NOT TRY TO ACHIEVE:
- Find the best SWR ratio, or built an antenna rivalling a FA antenna.
- Perfect a hard to build antenna.
- Explore the difference between 3 or 10 mm gap in case of a Franklin. Abcd567’s efforts are my bedside reading, kudos
WHAT DRIVES ME:
Finding the easiest to build, minimum cost antenna with good performance.
Look at FlightAware map, look at the dots. There’s barely any in dark parts of the world.
PLEASE HELP ME
Imagine you have scrap materials, no SWR meter, no knowledge of radio, but you just bought a $8 dongle after saving up for it, and want ADS-B reception.
TRY antennas, TRY to build simple, TRY getting the best results.
I appreciate comments that my results are flawed, probably they are, not that I’ve seen a similar comparison backed up by hard data, not by theory concentrating on transmitting,. I just tested FA vs stock, and results are within 15% margin of error vs nitr0.
PLEASE HELP ME. Please build the easiest antenna you can think of, be it two spoons in a dipole config, or a monopole, or whatever.
Thanks for your compassion and sharing the same values I hold dear, namely helping others. Abcd567’s cantenna was my inspiration for the Coketenna, spending 50c for a F female-female is easy for me and you and to citizens of the first world, but I’ve seen family providers fighting for a bottle of water in Africa, therefore I belive and will continue to struggle for simplicity.
Radio reception is for everyone.