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    I've bought s Flightaware Pro for my RPI. It's located in a wooden summer house, quite near to the roof.

    Without spending s fortune, what's the latest indoor aerial of choice?

  • #2
    Outdoor aerials are the better indoor aerials as well.
    Things that are labeled indoor aerials are usually crappy whips that aren't even tuned. (DPD is an exception but they are expensive plus shipping to the UK ...)

    https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-wi...-shopping-list
    https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-wi...ADS-B-receiver

    This is also a good antenna if you want to build it yourself: https://forum.flightradar24.com/foru...tor#post189196

    And really putting it outside is the real improvement, if you can manage that ... put it outside.
    Anyhow if you spend money, spend it on for example one of the outdoor vinnant antennas even if you're gonna use it inside.

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    • #3
      Are there any reviews or comparisons regarding the Vinnant antennas? I'm in the market for a new one

      Currently using an AirNav on a 6' pole mounted on my chimney, but want to get it higher and use a decent 10m coax, as the AirNav doesn't have a connector on the antenna side.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DoGGo View Post
        Are there any reviews or comparisons regarding the Vinnant antennas? I'm in the market for a new one

        Currently using an AirNav on a 6' pole mounted on my chimney, but want to get it higher and use a decent 10m coax, as the AirNav doesn't have a connector on the antenna side.
        I'd use the Vinnant Col 1090/7.5-P for nearly a year ... these Antenna is quality and had an advance ... if you don't have a long way to your Antenna.

        If you want, you can mount a "Nooelec NESDR Smart v4" with an Adapter (N-Plug [male] <-> SMA-Plug [male]) direct at the Antenna.
        And the Antenna-Base/Bracket/Socket is the 'housing' for the Stick.
        So you can go direct with an USB-Cable from your Pi to the Antenna ... and you don't need an additional Coax.

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        • #5
          Thanks GK367 - In the end I went for the JetVision A3 antenna and a 10m run of CF400 coax attached to a 3m pole. Much better than my last set-up

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