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streety66

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2021, 02:03:13 PM »
Thanks once again - that makes sense when put like that and I have now commented it out and rebooted.

Much appreciated.

Paul.

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2021, 05:02:44 PM »
On my pi mlat is active but just can't get it to sync with my station, have been working on this for days. Time to slit my wrist I think 😩

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2021, 05:12:09 PM »
While you`re waiting for ABCD to help, try a nice single malt from Spey side.
Dave.
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Runway 31

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2021, 05:38:43 PM »
chipman, what do you mean sync with your station?  If you mean why you are not seeing it showing as synced with other stations are you close enough to other MLAT stations.  If you are showing as MLAT any MLAT active stations active within your coverage are automatically synced you dont do anything

What is your station number?

Also whatever, go with the single malt anyway :-))

Alan
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 05:57:47 PM by Runway 31 »

thechipman0

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2021, 06:37:13 PM »
Lol the single malt will go down a treat. I never realised what mlat no sync meant, I do now thanks. I must have another problem as not showing any aircraft. When using same areal and same position when I used my laptop with the old rb box I was getting 200+miles coverage. Now with raspi and radarbox micro nothing.

thechipman0

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2021, 06:38:43 PM »
Station number EXTRPI020882

Runway 31

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #81 on: January 14, 2021, 06:41:29 PM »
Chipman did you set up as per https://forum.radarbox24.com/index.php?topic=10201.0 and also set up the MLAT client per earlier in this thread

Looking at your MyStation link, you dont appeat to have MLAT set up

If you have a micro RB that can be used on your computer with the V6 software installed no issues,.  You will also need to download and install the drivers for it http://www.airnavsystems.com/Download/ANRB/Drivers/microRadarbox-Drivers-20150411.exe  Note you wont get MLAT with this method though

Use the same log in details you used with your original box

Alan
« Last Edit: January 14, 2021, 06:47:07 PM by Runway 31 »

thechipman0

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #82 on: January 15, 2021, 09:35:23 PM »
Thank you for that. As far as I could work out I did set up mlat as per instructions from threads on rb. I shall go to the thread you have posted and try again.

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2021, 10:06:49 AM »
The issue is more than MLAT chipman as you are not feeding data either see https://www.radarbox.com/stations/EXTRPI020882.  If you find the issue stopping you sending data the MLAT issue will probably be fixed as well

Alan
« Last Edit: January 16, 2021, 11:30:59 AM by Runway 31 »

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #84 on: January 20, 2021, 11:34:28 AM »
Hello,

I tried a few days but didn't managed to get MLAT sharing with Radarbox24.
Here is my rbfeeder.ini

Code: [Select]
[client]
network_mode=true
log_file=/var/log/rbfeeder.log

key=2256b30xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sn=EXTRPI021224

lat=52.1xxxxxx

lon=10.2xxxxx

alt=117

sat_used=0

sat_visible=0

[network]
mode=beast
external_port=30005
external_host=192.168.0.12

[mlat]
autostart_mlat=true
#mlat_cmd=/usr/bin/python3.5 /usr/bin/mlat-client

[dump978]
#dump978_enabled=true

Any suggestions how I could activate it?
Thanks for your help!
Olli
« Last Edit: January 20, 2021, 01:12:35 PM by derOlli »

Runway 31

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2021, 12:01:25 PM »
From an earlier post

mlat_cmd=/usr/bin/python3.5 /usr/bin/mlat-client

The cause of failure is wrong version of python in above line of the file  /etc/rbfeeder.ini
The python3.5 was for Raspbian Stretch.
The current version is Buster, which requires python3.7

To fix the problem:
Either change 3.5 to 3.7
mlat_cmd=/usr/bin/python3.7 /usr/bin/mlat-client

OR BETTER

Comment out this line by placing a # at start of line
#mlat_cmd=/usr/bin/python3.5 /usr/bin/mlat-client

Alan
« Last Edit: January 20, 2021, 12:05:40 PM by Runway 31 »

derOlli

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #86 on: January 20, 2021, 12:58:47 PM »
Hey Alan,

thanks for helping me.
I have already tried to command out it with the # (see my code above).
But changing 3.5 to 3.7 seems to working for me.....I´ll check this a few hours.

Thank you
olli
« Last Edit: January 20, 2021, 01:10:31 PM by derOlli »

Runway 31

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #87 on: January 20, 2021, 01:51:15 PM »
Olli

Per reply 74

The rbfeeder has this line built in, and provides it if this lines is commented out. This command starts the mlat-client

Commenting out is better from possible upgrade of rbfeeder in future which may require changing python3.7 to say python3.8 or 3.9 or 4. Commenting it out will force new version of rbfeeder to use correct version built into it.

Alan

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #88 on: January 20, 2021, 02:17:05 PM »
Thank you Alan, i will change it back to 3.5 and comment it out and check the MLAT status.

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Re: MLAT
« Reply #89 on: January 20, 2021, 02:52:19 PM »
I suggest you leave it at 3.7 and commented out per Reply 74

Alan