Hello. I’m new here, thanks for having me.
Looking for some advice regarding setup.
I started with a little magnetic base antenna off amazon and very quickly moved up to a FlightAware 1090MHz ADS-B N-Type Antenna 26" (and a 10m cable).
Due to cable length and pi positioning the antenna is currently mounted IN MY ROOF SPACE.
My tile roof is also lined with what looks like aluminium insulation (the stuff that comes on a roll) which I guess is working like a faraday cage and is likely to be reducing my max reception.
This what I’m getting now.
Imgur link due to being new
I have two possible options for getting the antenna out of the roof.
Option one - mount the antenna on the tv antenna mount already on the roof.
The issue of cable length then comes into play - due to the fact this is the worst roof space I’ve ever been in (it’s a rental due to being relocated with work) I don’t want to put the pi in the roof space (heat would become an issue and I don’t want to have to get up there to fix issues, PoE not an option at this time).
If I put the FA pro stick in the roof would a usb to rj45 extension work?
I’ve read review of these and it seems they’re ok at USB1 devices, not so good for USB2. Also not sure how the power drawer of the FA pro stick would work.
If these did work the antenna could go on apex of roof and my pi will sit where it currently is plugged into my network.
Option two - I can install a mount on the eves of the house and mount the antenna just above gutter height.
The pi will still be inside connected with wifi rather than ethernet and no further extensions are required.
If option two is the recommended option - would the height of the bracket make much difference. Here are two height options I have.
Shorter option 300mm $28.49 AUD
Higher option 1400mm $57.74 AUD
If I go with option two would the tree cause much interference?