I have created a new station and it is on the map in testing mode. At the moment I have the RTLSDR connected to my 2m/70cm vertical that I use for regular ham work via about 50ft of coax. I’ve done some observations and am getting some signal but very weak.
My next step is to put together a more proper no-rotator setup. I’m looking at probably a 2m and a 70cm eggbeater or turnstile connected to a diplexer, then LNA, and then RTLSDR and RPI.
My question is this. I’ve seen some designs where the diplexer and LNA are put in a weather-proof box very close to the antennas and then low-loss coax used to go indoors to the RTLSDR+RPI. I’ve seen other designs where the SDR and RPI are also inside of the weather proof box and an ethernet, likely using PoE, goes inside.
Does anyone care to comment on which is the better design, or the pros and cons of each?