Not sure what happened here with my PiAware?

Just as a short test sticking a piece of wire (2.67 inches long) in there without any radials is probably a good idea.
If the reception becomes better you know the Nooelec antenna is no good an you can start improving the new antenna with some radials :wink:

The radials are meant in conjunction not with the current antenna but just a piece of wire.
(It could improve the current antenna but that is more a shot in the dark than anything else)
It combines to one of these antennas:

The dimensions should be approximately as described here:
(Three Easy DIY Antennas for Beginners - #2 by abcd567)
or here:
(QUICK SPIDER - No Soldering, No Connector)

9" is much too long for radials :slight_smile:

Just making something like the style on this picture is your best bet :slight_smile:

Anyway good luck.