So I just received my Krakensdr (w/ antennas) a few days ago. I set my cell phone hotspot as described - powered up the Pi4 with latest SW drop (pi4_220323) and it isn’t finding my hotspot. I can see my other devices using that same hotspot but not the kraken. I know the RPi is working as I am also using a monitor to watch the boot of the Pi4 but still not seeing it the IP address on my Android.
I went back and reread the paper instructions then the website version. The paper version was not updated like the web version had been. I changed the cell SSID/PW to KrakenAndroid and now it’s all good. More questions to follow I’m sure…
On a side note - I built a templet for antenna placement based on the spreadsheet I found (somewhere) and was wondering about the antenna height. I understand safety vs. proper tuning; but what is optimal for say 2m or 70cm?
It’s best to use a VNA like the nanoVNA with the antennas on your car roof to confirm the effect of your cars ground plane, but for 2M you can try extending the first 5 sections. For 70cm one section extended should work well.