dump1090 – Gain vs. Performance

I took the opportunity for some experiments with gain settings in dump1090-fa while testing a new built antenna for the ADSB receiver. I compared my previously built QFH antenna to a G7RGQ omni directional antenna that I built last week. Second object of test was a 10m active USB cable (from Amazon).

1090MHz QFH on the left. G7RGQ omni on the right.

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Discone Antenna for GSM/3G/4G

Here is another DIY antenna, this time for GSM/3G/4G usage. The design was calculated for 800-2100MHz and works well in this range. The antenna has a very broad bandwidth with a low gain and can be used for any application within the frequency range. Since the results are very good even up to 3GHz the antenna is also useful for WiFi. As well as ADS-B (flight radar) because 1090MHz is covered too. In general an excellent antenna for rtl-sdr operations.

Based on this calculator.

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Metal sheet cone and single side FR4 disc.

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