I took the Lantern apart and used it as is. I angled the antenna and moved it around but nothing I did got the signal stronger.[quote=“Seasalt, post:15, topic:2249”]
I sometimes have my DIY L-Band receiver go to these low SNR settings. I suspect it is a possibly a power issue.
I susspect it is when I have gently knocked one of the long USB cables connecting the RTL Dongle and LNA outside with the powered hub and CHIP Computer inside. THis may have caused the voltage etc to drop a bit and subsequently my rtl dongle is giving low SNR. Rough testing my RTL dongle draws about .14 amp at 5 volt.
If you have a powered hub, Power the CHIP or Raspberry directly then plug in the powered hub to the CHIP or Raspberry and then plug the RTL dongle to the powered hub.
See if this helps.
Not enough power sounds reasonable, although it was almost working at one point. I’ll try to get my hands on a powered USB hub.