I’m a total noob, wanting to do Satnogs for my high school science club on the Satnogs Network. We are located in Hawaii.
I have some questions:
I was looking at the omnidirectional and rotator build plans. The omnidirectional (non-rotator) uses a single antenna of various types, as mentioned here. The rotator build seems to use two antennas, as seen here.
I thought our team should start with the easier omnidirectional build with a single antenna, but I was thinking that as we progressed, we could move up to the rotator.
Can an omnidirectional also use dual-antennas, or does an omni need a single type of antenna?
Can an omnidirectional pick up signals from both LEO and GEO (such as NOAA satellites)?
Can an omnidirectional operate indoors, given the length of radio waves, or is a roof ideal?
Oh, one more thing, I know it’s not hardware, but it seems to me Linux is preferred to Raspberry Pi. True?
Please answer in the simplest words possible. Mahalo!