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    What kind of antenna is suitable for indoor usage?

    I live on the 10th floor. There are windows facing to north and south.
    And I'm using a USB Dongle(R820T), the antenna comes with the dongle.

    The max distance is 21NM according to fr24 stats.

    Now I want to DIY a better antenna.
    Could you suggest which kind of type is better? What about J pole?

    BTW. what's the type of the FR24 box receiver antenna? And can it be sold separately?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by stargate; 2017-07-23 at 04:27.

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    FR24 uses antenna from this company. You can also buy it from JetVision.
    https://shop.jetvision.de

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    (A) If you want a DIY antenna, see these two threads:

    Optimize the Whip Antenna Which Is Supplied With DVB-T Dongle Post #1 and Post #8

    3 EASY ANTENNAS FOR BEGINNERS


    (B) If you want commercial antenna, as SoCalBrian has mentioned, you can buy from JetVision.
    Alternatively you can buy FlightAware 26 inch antenna from Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WZL6WPO


    Like you, I also live in an apartment, and my installation is totally indoors.
    Below are 2 photos showing antennas I use:

    Photo 1 of 2
    DIY "Cantenna" for Pi#1
    FlightAware antenna for Pi#2



    Photo 2 of 2
    DIY "Optimized Whip" for Pi#3
    Last edited by abcd567; 2017-07-24 at 00:33.

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