Check if it has a pin in the SMA side. (might have gotten RP-SMA)
One other possibility is that you are picking up strong cell tower interference or something like that.
With the better antenna and mounting it properly sometimes the interference picked up is stronger and the ProStickPlus can’t always handle that well.
I’d recommend that you create a spectrum scan with the new antenna connected: Do I Need A Filter?
The SMA connection hasn’t changed at all. In fact with the new antenna all that has really changed cable wise is I cut out the 10 feet of tin coax that came with the old antenna. The Pi did recently update but it ran for a few days with the old antenna.
I’ll try the info in the link in the morning. That was one of my thoughts was that the filter in the dongle wasn’t doing the trick cause I’ve heard its not that great of a filter so maybe i needed an extra inline filter.
If using the FA pro plus stick (the blue one) and receiving nothing is very unlikely
The stick already has an amp and a filter built in. Not the best one but better than most other sticks.
Even without antenna the stick is able to show “something”.
I changed the antenna location yesterday and plugged it off from the stick for some minutes.
There were still 2-3 aircraft displayed and the message rate was not zero.
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A filter will help, but man that’s a lot of interference right at 1090.
Filters get rid of stuff that’s around 1090 while trying not to touch the small range right at 1090. but you’re just solid all round that whole range.