It’s been a while that I’ve taken a hard look into not only the initial setup, but the geekier details behind ADS-B. A failed SD card and a year of putting off bringing my setup back online, things have changed.
We now have things like Graphs1090 etc.
My Setup is/was:
Raspberry Pi 3B
ProStick Plus w/ AGC -10
SMA to RG6
What can I do to improve?
1090Mhz Filter due to interference? If so, suggestions?
I do know that the RG6, RG6 adapter, and Cantenna are the biggest factors. Just looking to improve what I have currently.
In my case, I removed “–fix” from /etc/default/dump1090-fa DECODER_OPTIONS and that got rid of a lot of tracks with single message. Also, if you add the FlightAware blue filter you may get rid of the noise you’re seeing in ADS-B Signal Level.
Edit: I see you have the Prostick Plus, so you probably don’t need to add the filter. But when I added the blue filter the noise completely disappeared.
Too high. You can see this in the first graph of the charts.
A general recommendation is to aim for <5% of messages > -3dbFS
Yours is with 18% too high.
The suggestion of wiedehopt should be followed. You might go even lower to 44.5 or 43.4
Even with the blue stick the dark blue filter does not hurt.
These are my graphs, using a good antenna, blue FA stick and dark blue filter, but antenna indoor. Gain set to 49.6 as the messages > -3dBFS are low enough.
Thank you and I appreciate the hard work you’ve put into the community!
I have a dedicated 1090Mhz Antenna and Low-Loss LMR cabling in the pipeline. It all came down to what cost I was willing to put into the hobby in the beginning. Not to mention not much talk/discussion then regarding lightning mitigation / reduction etc. etc. So my setup has remained in the attic indoors.
When I was reading the other threads, reducing single message was the goal. From my understanding, this is errored/corrupted data? I can add --no-fix and achieve the same iirc?
Thank you! I used some of the advice from the Github but did not know what number we were aiming for.
uses strong signals (messages >-3dB) to determine if gain should be changed
if the percentage of strong signals is greater than 7 percent → gain is reduced
if the percentage of strong signals is less than 0.5 percent → gain is increased
I was trying to interpret the scan data which @abcd567 mentioned the 850Mhz overload was cellular. I wasn’t 100% sure if an additional 1090Mhz filter would assist since the Prostick Plus included one but was probably overloaded.