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    An apartment ...hmmm.
    I also live in an apartment with an indoor PCB antenna + FlightStick from AirNav (Radarbox24). Range 273 NM

    PCB-Antenna-Range-273 NM.png 20190623_132619.jpg

    PCB Antenna: US $ 9.99 ($7.00 price + $2.99 shipping)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/173397271470


    1 meter RG174 Pigtail, SMA-male connector at both ends: US $2.19 price (Free Shipping)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/323757169723

    Radarbox24's FlightStick with built-in LNA and SAW Filter: $21.95 ($14.95 price + $7.00 shipping)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K47P7XD
    Last edited by abcd567; 2019-06-23 at 18:32.

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    @Wiedehopf,
    last night the new Jetvision dongle arrived. I started all over and now everything is working fine. With the small antenna:0
    I ordered theantenna and RTL-SDR-SDR dongle as advised. Will come back after they arrived, to point out the differences.
    Thanks again for all the help

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    @abcd567,
    I just got my new dongle. Installed everything from scratch and now is is working finer. Ordered the antenne and an other dongle from RTl-SDR.
    Thanks for the help.
    Now I will use your installation guide, for feeding PiAware, plane plotter etc.

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    @wiedehopf,

    Just to be sure.
    I ordered the RT-SDR dongle, https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/, as you recommended and the antenna https://www.ebay.de/itm/1pcs-ADS-B-P...E/253915016420 as well.
    You also recommended the buy a good cable, https://www.amazon.de/DELOCK-Stecker.../dp/B00A8FUX40, but in my opinion this cable has a male and a female connector. Don't I need two male connectors?
    As said before the dongle already arrived but want to have all items when the antenna arrives so I can start right away

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    I mentioned that you need a male to male SMA adapter.

    Pretty sure that i did and the connector of the antenna is also visible on the pictures.
    It's your setup still

    Edit: yes i mentioned it:

    Quote Originally Posted by wiedehopf View Post
    Then reception will be very good even with a cheap but quality antenna like this one:
    https://www.ebay.de/itm/1pcs-ADS-B-P...E/253915016420
    Note this antenna needs a male to male SMA coupler.

    And you will need some sort of cable SMA to SMA (don't get RP-SMA, that won't fit)
    For example CFD200 or LMR195 low loss cable.
    Last edited by wiedehopf; 2019-07-02 at 15:00.

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    yes you did mention that. But the cable shown on Amazon in the link is female/male, at least what I see. That is why I asked

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    I mentioned it so you buy an male to male SMA coupler. (https://www.amazon.de/adaptare-60337.../dp/B004NEHTIU)

    In addition to the cable. (a male to male SMA cable would also do but may be more expensive or hard to find.)

    Only male to male SMA cable similar i can find is 2m (https://www.amazon.de/Delock-Antenne.../dp/B00MGRGU1S)
    The male to female has more length choices available.
    Last edited by wiedehopf; 2019-07-02 at 15:11.

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    Ok thank you, found a DeLock cable with two male connectors. Guess that will work as well

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    Even better with less connectors.

    Checked your reception and it's quite good already, so i'm sure you'll do fine with the antenna.

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    Thank you,
    Antenna is expected August 20th! So I am considering buying an extra cable for my current small antenna ( Jetvison) and my new dongle ( RTL-SDR) But perhaps the shipping is faster than expected

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