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    You will get poor results using Tees for various...

    You will get poor results using Tees for various reasons including interference from spurious signals emanating from the front end of one receiver passing through the tee to the others and vice-versa...
  2. Hello - this is a great idea! I am using...

    Hello - this is a great idea! I am using ACARSDeco now with a RTL dongle, but would like to have ability to connect to another decoder, like PlanePlotter, so I can use an analog aircraft receiver...
  3. Thread: ADS-B Splitter

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    The value is in the isolation between ports. If...

    The value is in the isolation between ports. If it's worth saving $15 to have all kinds of spurious noise being pushed between the two ports, Beverly Hillbilly style :-) , then go for the homebrew Y...
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    While a Y-splitter will work, the best approach...

    While a Y-splitter will work, the best approach to maintain signal quality and provide isolation between ports, eliminating any potential noise feed through from the device antenna ports to each...
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    Sticky: Very nice. The J-Pole is something I have not...

    Very nice. The J-Pole is something I have not tried yet. Will be interested to see how it performs on your rig.

    Please keep us posted on the results from this great looking station!
  6. Even better, run it all on a stick PC so it all...

    Even better, run it all on a stick PC so it all fits in the lamp. Then suspend it from the windowframe with the power cable. Totally self contained system. You might have a product there....
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    Sticky: That's excess cable from the LTE/GPS antenna....

    That's excess cable from the LTE/GPS antenna. It's a mobile antenna. I may chop it off and put on new SMA connectors, but not likely. Good SMA crimp connectors cost a few bucks each and it works fine...
  8. Have not done this...yet.. However, I do have...

    Have not done this...yet.. However, I do have some experience with solar powered stations.

    With the bare minimum receiver setup, say, the FR24 receiver drawing .5A and a cell modem drawing about...
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    Sticky: It is up and running as F-KSAT2, not yet mounted...

    It is up and running as F-KSAT2, not yet mounted at it's planned location, which will be about 6 miles North and 55' high. Right now sitting in a patio chair with the antenna propped up, testing the...
  10. Use an extender or take off the case.

    Use an extender or take off the case.
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    Sticky: Testing new box for remote site. Solid state...

    Testing new box for remote site. Solid state cooling, remote temperature monitoring and power control.

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  12. The smallest similar device would be the NooElec...

    The smallest similar device would be the NooElec NESDR Nano 2. It too, hhas a removeable case. Or.. you can go bigger on the case and make it easy to work on..

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  13. My Pi B is fed from a POE to 5v adaptor powered...

    My Pi B is fed from a POE to 5v adaptor powered over 100' of CAT5 flooded cable from a Buffalo 1.5A POE injector. The Pi is powered though the Micro-USB port, and powers the Nooelec 820T2 via the USB...
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    See the images and compare with your RTL antenna...

    See the images and compare with your RTL antenna plug/port:

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    What is this "DFLD Real-time Noise radar" ? Seems...

    What is this "DFLD Real-time Noise radar" ? Seems interesting. Please explain what it is and how it works. I found a Fluglärmkonturenkarten map but not clear on what it actually is or does. Is this a...
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    How to change receiver location?

    I want to change my FR24 feed from a local receiver to a remote receiver that is 6 miles away. The PC running FR24 will stay where it is now. How do I change the receiver location in FR24 so it...
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    Sticky: Testing running naked RPi and RTL boards with...

    Testing running naked RPi and RTL boards with heatsinks all around

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  18. http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#ai...

    http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#airomni

    Take your pick.
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    You won't lose any substantial amount of signal...

    You won't lose any substantial amount of signal with 1m of good quality coax. If that's the best option to protect or facilitate the installation, then it will be fine.
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    Sticky: My current rig: 7040 Range map: 7041 ...

    My current rig:

    7040

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    sitting at about 30'. Lots of surrounding structures and hills.
  21. Sure:...

    Sure: http://www.antennaexperts.in/product-detail.asp?id=18
  22. This all got me to cogitating.. :-) This is...

    This all got me to cogitating.. :-)

    This is something I've been wanting to try for while...

    On a recent hobby store excursion I saw some brass tubing stock, all different diameters. It's not...
  23. Suggestions: 1. larger diameter wire. For...

    Suggestions:


    1. larger diameter wire. For 21" elements, the 1mm stuff will be very floppy. The center pin will take probably up to around a 2.5mm wire, depending on manufacturer. Find the spec...
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    Phased antenna arrays are certainly not uncommon,...

    Phased antenna arrays are certainly not uncommon, or solely in the realm of CB. Antenna stacking is typical in all sorts of radio communications applications, and relies on phasing harnesses to bring...
  25. I would recommend using the welding rod approach....

    I would recommend using the welding rod approach. It's sturdy enough for this size element, and can be soldered with a gun. If you are going to go with buying a soldering iron, keep in mind that for...
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