hello everyone,i have not bought anything yet,but i intend to soon.my question is,can i use my radio scanner antenna ,with a “T” BNC,to split the wires…one for scanner and one for the ADS-B set up? this is the antenna …
The tuner has a MCX socket - so you need a converter to take whatever your downlead is to that (look on ebay often they come with the tuner)
I wouldn’t use a plain ‘T’ so split the signals - strange things happen at high frequencies with signals bouncing from ends of coax depending on coax length, signal wavelenth and ‘cable velocity factor’ - better to install a separate ADS-B antenna. Make a really simple dipole in the first case, then get one for a few dollars of ebay
Once you get the raspberry pi, you will also need a keyboard, mouse, and a monitor/tv with HDMI. Then follow these instructions: flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/build.
Once everything is set up, you can enable ssh and then use something like “putty” to log in to the raspberry pi box remotely. If you do that, you will no longer need the keyboard, mouse, and monitor/tv. Also, you could move the raspberry pi to another location if you wish.
To get people started I simply cut the little Magnetic antenna that comes with the receiver dongle dow to 68mm overall height and put the set-up near a window. That usually sees enough to know it works. (just be sure to move the plastic end cap of the cut off bit and onto the shortened antenna - its real sharp when its cut.)
I currently am feeding from Raspberry Pi and Piaware with that antenna on the roof gutter of my house - and adapting the cable with a high quality coax to bring it indoors… If you look at my stats you will see that gets me up to 200NM in the directions that I am not shielded by hills.