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    My current rig:

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    Range map:

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

    Range map showing progressive range improvements and comparison between MaxRad Ground Plane and homebrew 4 element CoCO made of RG-174 in a PEX plastic pipe.

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    Last edited by K5TED; 2016-02-27 at 18:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GitseBase View Post
    Coverage is good but it can be better

    We don't have issues with lightning here but it's an item on my list
    Hope I didn't offend anyone with that caution about an antenna's potential probability to by struck by lightning (i.e. this thread has been heavily censored) . But it is something that is known and has a probability of occurring depending on location. All antennas that are elevated above other surrounding structures need to have lightening protection.

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    Thats because I hit delete instead of move incorrectly.

    However:
    This thread is intended to help newcomers and those starting out with aircraft tracking to get a feel of what DIY hardware modifications or additions can be used outside the usual basic kit items to extend or improve range.

    Please ask posters questions about their setup or for help in replicating some of these in the other thread here http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...cussion-Thread
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    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...ight=lightning
    Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers

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    Ok, thanks for that! Your last link is most interesting .

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    Testing running naked RPi and RTL boards with heatsinks all around

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    My Mobile Setup

    (1) Choping-off whip to a length resonant at 1090 Mhz greately improves max range / plane count. Please see sketch below.

    (2) Placing the mag-mount base over a metallic surface (sheet/can/window sill (if metallic)/car roof) provides a better groundplane and further improves performance.

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    Last edited by abcd567; 2016-03-01 at 22:04.

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    My Default Setup
    Photo shows antenna (Cantenna) only.
    Not shown in photo are the DVB-T dongle & Raspberry Pi, which are on the floor below the antenna.
    Cantenna >> 12 ft / 4 m RG6 Coax >> 6 inch / 15 cm RG174 pigtail F to MCX >> DVB-T Dongle directly plugged-in into Ras Pi >> Ras PI >> 15 ft / 5 m Ethernet cable to Router


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    My Other Experimental Setups -1




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    My Other Experimental Setups-2




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    I Got Blocked, so i don't feed any more!
    Last edited by LegoVRS; 2016-12-08 at 10:07.

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