In my loft I have a Pi, A Flight Aware receiver and a homebrew 2 element j-pole.
I’ve just put a second unit up there consisting of a Pi, a Flight Aware receiver and a Flight Aware aerial.
The original is running the ADS-B Receiver Project script with 1090-mutability.
The new one is running a brand spanky new FA 3.5 image, downloaded just a few days ago.
Despite running gain optimisation on the new setup, the original is is receiving a LOT more.
Is this a 1090-mutability vs 1090-FA thing or is my little j-pole working significantly better than the Flight Aware aerial?
I’ve set up some port forwarding so people can see the difference.
Receiver with homebrew two element j-pole aerial ** link removed **
Receiver with commercial Flight Aware aerial ** link removed **
Both receivers are identical. There is no coaxial cable involved.
My original plan was to have the new unit mounted outside at the top of my amateur radio mast, 10m up in the air and clear of all the local rooftops.