Over on the RTL-SDR blog, they recently announced a new L-band active patch antenna design.  They say that the antenna is designed for receiving L-band satellites such as Inmarsat, Iridium, GPS and other satellites that transmit between 1525 – 1660 MHz (please note that you cannot use it for weak signals that require a dish like HRPT or GOES). The antenna comes as a set with a large suction cup, 3M RG174 extension cable and bendable tripod to help with mounting.  So we got our own Mike Ladd KD2KOG to check it out in this latest video addition to his Ham Guides channel: https://youtu.be/DRa0If3zEbE

Mike shows that the patch works perfectly with an RSP1A, and demonstrates it receiving and decoding STD-C while mounted on the dash of his vehicle: