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  • Receiver: FlightAware Pro Stick Plus on RaspberryPi 3B via USB extension
    Antenna: Jetvision A3 ADS-B
    Filter: 1090 MHz Filter from FlightAware, the dark blue version.
    Cable: 5 meters Ecoflex 10 Plus with N Type male - SMA male connectors
    Software: noobs with fr24 rpi

    All mounted Outdoors on the balkony, connected via WIFI to the homenetwork and internet.
    The other Raspberry in the cabinet is only for HF-SDR.

    I know the ProStickPlus has a integrated filter, but I have two big cellular antennas in the neighborhood. The extra filter brings a lot.

    The SpeakerCable is for extra grounding.


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    Range rings in 50km distance steps. Outer Ring is at 450km. The edge in range in south/west is the shadow of the house.

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    Last edited by MillerBerlin; 2020-08-26, 09:50.
    EDDI90 | RaspberryPi3B, Nooelec NESDR SMArt, homemade 7Element Collinear Antenna.

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    • Just moved my antennas from the loft to my roof...

      Receiver(s)

      rPi 3
      RTL-SDR v3
      RTL-SDR Triple Filtered LNA

      Antenna(s)

      FlightAware Antenna

      Cables/Connectors

      Westflex 103
      Compression fittings both ends, 1x N-Type, 1x SMA.

      Software

      PiAware Image + 360radar + FR24

      Outside...

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      Inside...

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      Live Feed...

      http://radar.clanlawrence.co.uk
      Last edited by NeoDude; Yesterday, 20:18.
      T-EGPH93 | My Live Feed | ADSB Receiver: Raspberry Pi3+, RTL-SDR v3, RTL-SDR LNA, FA Antenna | Airband Receiver: RPi3 & Diamond D777

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      • T-KDVO9
        San Francisco Bay Area

        Receiver:
        Nooelec NESDR SMArt v4 SDR
        https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/nesdr-smart-sdr.html

        Antenna:
        https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sd...-5dbi-sma.html

        Filter:
        FlightAware ADS-B Dual 978 MHz + 1090 MHz Band-Pass SMA Filter
        https://www.amazon.com/ADS-B-Dual-10.../dp/B010GBQXK8

        Cables/Connectors:
        (none)

        Pigtail/step down adapters:
        (none)

        Software:
        DietPi current + install_fr24_rpi.sh script, running on a R-Pi 3 model B, WiFi to home network

        Comments:
        I noticed the Nooelec SDR runs really hot & with a little experimentation found I could nearly double the range by adding heat sinks (better signal:noise maybe?). So I mounted it to a couple pieces of scrap aluminum with a Arctic thermal tape at the interfaces. The R-Pi is in an aluminum case designed to act as a heat sink for the three main chips (more thermal tape), stuck to the frame/large radio heat sink & insulated from it using 3M 5952 tape. The triangular bracket hanging off the bottom is just a counterweight to keep the whole thing vertical. The white cord runs to a USB psu plugged into a nearby outlet for the garage door opener.

        The whole assembly is mounted in the garage rafters after I found almost no loss in max distance compared to 5 feet above the garage roof peak. This should be convenient for trying different antennas should I catch that bug.

        The system can currently follow flights as far North as Corning, as far South as Madera and as far East as far as the Sierra Nevadas. So, about 150 miles at or above 28,000 ft.

        The view to the West is blocked by the coastal hills behind the house, so the only detections above the coast that's maybe 20 miles away are above 18,000 feet or so. Mostly above the SFO traffic, heading down to LAX & elsewhere.


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        Last edited by ScrappyLaptop; 2020-09-12, 18:03.

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