I’ve just get my Dreamcatcher and installed Skylark OS.
I’m HAM, but i dont have any l-band antenna, so i make for test easiest and fastest Helix antenna from stuff wich i have in balcony: Pve pipe, ф3.6mm copper wire, copper plate and BNC connector. Antenna is not perfect, but it pretty wideband so must work.
When i connected all stuff to my dreamcatcher its shows me random SNR -0.5 to 2.0 fluctating. Antenna mode swiching or swiching the active/passive connector don’t help.
To test antenna i connected it to rtl-sdr v3 dongle, set up gain to maximum and i can see some strong sats on 1.5ghs, not outernet on 1546.25 because no LNA here.
Tell me please, where can be an issue in my case? And maybe i can somehow run rtl_tcp to connect from sdrsharp and test receiver?
Best regards, Sergii.