Since a couple of days i’m running with the following setup:
FA Pro stick on RPI 2+
Dump1090-mutability running at -10 gain right now
29ft of Aircell 5 coax
static1.nevadaradio.co.uk/downlo … rcell5.pdf
The antenna is mounted on a mast at the rooftop, with a clear 360 degrees view of the sky. No buildings or trees in the immediate surroundings.
I’m not really satisfied with the results i get in range. I had hoped to reach down to Arlanda/ESSA which is about 173 miles/150nm from my location.
As one can see on this map i do’nt have these bad issues with the range in other directions so it got me wondering if it can be because of the direction my antenna is mounted.
Arlanda/ESSA lies southeast of me, and is rather “dead” on the map as you can see.
According to Fr24, right now there’s a helicopter in the air about 50 km southeast from my site, and i can’t even catch that one with my setup.
A thing that crossed my mind, can this be because i have another 1090Mhz antenna mounted on the same mast? The spacing between the two is around 50cm.
This is a view from above, how the two antennas is mounted, one pointing W and one pointing N.
My stats page:
Any help and thoughts much appreciated!