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  • Recommend me an upgrade antenna for a raspberry pi - newbie here

    Hey all

    so I have set up a raspberry pi 4 on raspian and ran the script to install fr24. So far so good, using this 10 usb kit https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    im getting a max distance of 46nm with the tiny antenna and indoors.

    are there any recommended antennas I can upgrade to that will be plug and play with my setup that will give me more distance?

    the aim will be to mount the antenna outdoors but for now will be indoor only.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Just to add , I’ve seen this https://thepihut.com/products/flight...enna-66cm-26in and seems ideal but out of stock.

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    • #3
      https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-wi...s-for-purchase

      How much money do you want to spend?
      In any case you want some sort of LNA, whether integrated into the receiver (blue prostick, green radarbox stick) or external.

      You might just want to wait until the FA antenna is back in stock.
      This is the best antenna i'm aware of, but it's a bit pricier: https://dpdproductions.com/collectio...r-base-antenna
      (also physically quite a bit longer)

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      • #4
        While you wait for Flightaware antenna, do following:
        1. Place antenna near a window or outer wall
        2. Place antenna over a metal plate or food can
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        Last edited by abcd567; 2019-12-23, 09:36.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by abcd567 View Post
          While you wait for Flightaware antenna, do following:
          1. Place antenna near a window or outer wall
          2. Place antenna over a metal plate or food can
          just used a food can today, will monitor if it improves for me, daft question does the can need to be empty?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bigup View Post
            does the can need to be empty?
            If it contains something delicious, eat it and empty the can.

            It does not matter if the can is full or empty. Important thing is that it should be made of metal.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by abcd567 View Post

              If it contains something delicious, eat it and empty the can.

              It does not matter if the can is full or empty. Important thing is that it should be made of metal.
              hehe, many thanks.

              now to be on the look out for the antenna to be in stock!

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