Questions about antenna in attic

I’m planning on setting up PiAware in my attic. I’ve laid out everything I’ll need. I’m going with the FA-made antenna listed on Amazon. ( I see it comes with a bracket to attach it to another pole of some sort. But what if I don’t have any pole to begin with? What else can I attach it to? Is there a separate bracket that would make it easy to attach to joists in my attic? And how well would the reception be if/when I move it outside on the roof? It might be helpful to know that I’m right under the arrival/departure path at PHL, about 1 mile from the runways. Lastly, is there a specific direction/orientation for the antenna that is best? Thanks in advance for any help.

You should mount it oriented vertically. It will be almost completely deaf if you mount it horizontally.

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I use the abcd567 approach :smiley:

Nail in a joist and twine from the nail around the top of the antenna (assuming there is something there to grip it).

I have my antenna attached to the top of a J pipe mount that my TV antenna was mounted on. I moved the tv antenna down the pipe a bit and put the flightaware antenna on top. I’ll see if I can get a pic tonight and post it.

This mount is similar to the one I used: … UTF8&psc=1

Even on this Chimeny? :smiley:

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