My installation consists of a FlightAware antenna mounted on the roof of my house and connected in the garage with 15 meters (50 Ft) of cable in LMR400 on a 1090 amplifier filter from Uptronics, (the ceramic model), using a 6 cm adapter (0.20 Ft) on my ADSB key, a NooElec NESDR Nano 3.
For information the NooElec NESDR Nano 3 will be replaced by the Airspy Mini.
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I ask myself a few questions in order to optimize my reception, so if the specialists can give me some answers, here are my questions :
- I have the opportunity to put the antenna higher 1.5 meters (5 Ft) surroundings, is it worth it ? Will I know the difference ?
- Equally I know that the amp should be normally closer to the antenna, but given the length of the cable and its quality, it is worth it to mount a waterproof case on the mast of the antenna for to install the filter in, and thus to have it just after the antenna ?
- If I do it I will have to connect the connections between the filter and the cable of the antenna, these connections will not deteriorate / weaken the radio signal ?
- On this subject the adapter of 6 cm (0.20 Ft) between the antenna cable of 15 meters (50 Ft) and the filter, makes me lose in quality of reception, or that is negligible?
Thanks for your help.