Okay, 1 month in to this new hobby and I decided to upgrade to the FA antenna. Right now it’s mounted to the eaves of the garage until I can get an antenna mast kit for the chimney. But, wow! What a world of difference it’s already making!
In the photo below you can see a weather balloon out at 129 nm and 57,000ft. Yes, i’m Giddy at the moment
Just as an aside, today I also completed my mobile ads-b rig and took it for a spin during this morning’s commute. It worked great and I can’t wait to use it for road trips/commutes.