…or increasing the LNA amplification. Adam 9A4QV did not play with 3 LNAs just for fun, I guess.
But that was not the point of my message anyway.
My point was, and is, that for the most likely early seafarers adopters a “no pointing setup” is mandatory.
In other words, for example, for a monohull sailor, let us say of a SV around 28-50 ft it would only be possible to use the current setup when sailing upwind/reaching in a flat or very calm sea (ie, true wind +/- 40-90 degrees) assuming a skilled helmsman or a good auto-pilot in apparent wind mode. For any other situation (the vast majority for most sailors …) the current setup in unusable. Even if reaching, with a choppy sea or waves of around just 2-3 meters and wind gusts, the pitch and yaw motion of the boat are quite likely above the range of the antenna. For points of sailing aft midship and particularly when running dead with the wind (for example, true wind +/- 140-180 degress) even with a calm sea the roll motion is huge.
Using other types of antennas (Helix …) or motors to keep the patch antenna steady would compromise the smaller footprint and would not be attractive to sailors.
So it seems to me that a “no point solution” is really needed to have a viable setup, as far as sailors are concerned.