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GlynH

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2020, 03:19:27 PM »
Just wanted to follow up on this and let you and anybody else who wants to tread this same path that using your FR24 details above everything worked fine for me!

About 30 mins ago I stumped up enough courage to go for it and it went exactly as you said it would to the point where my existing rbfeeder is working as normal and in addition the fr24feed looks to be functioning correctly also!

In addition my FR24 Gold Membership has been seamlessly upgraded to Business and I can view my stats both locally and on the FR24 website.

I couldn't have done this without your help and although I don't profess to understand all of it everything looks to be working perfectly.

Thanks once again...very much appreciated.

Now to figure out which other sites (if any) to feed...

One last question I've just thought of...sorry; is there a local web interface to rbfeeder similar to the one for fr24 accessed by http://Raspberry_IP-Address:8754?

Thanks & kind regards,
-=Glyn=-
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 03:25:06 PM by GlynH »

abcd567

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2020, 12:59:35 AM »
I am not aware of any web interface for RadarBox24's RPi feeder Settings/Status. However if it exists, it is undocumented. Please send an email to AirNav Support and ask them.

GlynH

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2020, 11:45:34 PM »
I am not aware of any web interface for RadarBox24's RPi feeder Settings/Status. However if it exists, it is undocumented. Please send an email to AirNav Support and ask them.

Yeah I've already done that.

The silence is deafening.

-=Glyn=-

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2020, 11:45:55 PM »
Just for anyone reading this thread, the AirNav Radar Box Windows software can display on its map, the aircraft received by Radarbox's RPi feeder (rbfeedr), if ANRB Windows software is configured as follows:

ANRB Windows Software >> Main menu >> File >> Preferences >> Radarbox tab

Scroll down, ans at bottom-left fill this data

Port: 32088
Host: 192.168.0.21
(replace 192.168.0.21 by your RPi's actual Local IP address)

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« Last Edit: December 03, 2020, 11:48:13 PM by abcd567 »

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2020, 04:24:11 PM »
Good evening. I'm trying to perform a fresh install and that is the output.


[email protected]:~ $ sudo systemctl status dump1090-fa -l
● dump1090-fa.service - dump1090 ADS-B receiver (FlightAware customization)
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dump1090-fa.service; enabled; vendor pres
   Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2020-12-29 18
     Docs: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
  Process: 1664 ExecStart=/usr/share/dump1090-fa/start-dump1090-fa --write-json
 Main PID: 1664 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
lines 1-6/6 (END)
● dump1090-fa.service - dump1090 ADS-B receiver (FlightAware customization)
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dump1090-fa.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: activating (auto-restart) (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2020-12-29 18:21:49 EET; 7s ago
     Docs: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
  Process: 1664 ExecStart=/usr/share/dump1090-fa/start-dump1090-fa --write-json /run/dump1090-fa --quiet (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
 Main PID: 1664 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2020, 06:17:39 PM »
Dimitris.arv:

Please reboot the RPi, and check status of dump1090-fa after reboot.


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« Last Edit: December 29, 2020, 06:19:17 PM by abcd567 »

Dimitris.arv

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2020, 07:10:43 PM »
ι did it many times. I made also a fresh install. I used the 2nd option and then i did again a fresh install with the 3rd option. Nothing works. I will start again for a clean install. The problem begun about last week, as i had a few outbreaks on data. With a reboot was ok. but today I did it from scratch and still no data.

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2020, 10:49:44 PM »
ι did it many times. I made also a fresh install. I used the 2nd option and then i did again a fresh install with the 3rd option. Nothing works. I will start again for a clean install. The problem begun about last week, as i had a few outbreaks on data. With a reboot was ok. but today I did it from scratch and still no data.
With option 3 (Piaware SD card image), there should be no problem of software as everything comes pre-installed. If you are facing problem with fresh install of Piaware SD card image, then most likely your problem is hardware related. Most common hardware issues are:

(1) The 5V dc power supply adater gone bad. Try another adater. Sometimes long cable from the adapter to Pi may cause excessive voltage drop and malfunction of adsb software.
(2) If you are using a USB cable or powered hub to connect the DVBT dongle to RPi, try connectiong dongle directly to RPi
(3) The microSD card is dying.
(4) The dongle has gone bad or is dying
(4) The RPi has gone bad.


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« Last Edit: December 29, 2020, 10:52:35 PM by abcd567 »

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2020, 05:21:45 AM »
Dimitris.arv:

Test your dongle.
Give following commands
Post the output of last command.

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sudo apt-get install rtl-sdr 

sudo systemctl stop piaware dump1090-fa 

rtl_test -t 



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Dimitris.arv

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2020, 02:52:51 AM »
So I manage to make it work with a fresh install of option 2 for one more time and now everything works fine. Just for you to help me determine if something wrong with my dongle I made the test and thats the output.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2020, 02:58:21 AM by Dimitris.arv »

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2020, 05:24:16 AM »
So I manage to make it work with a fresh install of option 2 for one more time and now everything works fine. Just for you to help me determine if something wrong with my dongle I made the test and thats the output.

The rtl_test -t confirmed that there is nothing wrong with your dongle. It has following correct chips, and working perfectly OK.

RTL2832U Receiver chip
R820T Tuner chip


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Dimitris.arv

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2020, 10:31:28 AM »
Thank you for your help abcd567.  Wishing you a very happy new year totally different from the one that just passed.

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #57 on: January 01, 2021, 04:14:39 AM »
ABC- regarding your FA data:

1) have you done any tweaking around your config wrt gain to increase range?

2) how are you seeing so far? I have a 1090 antenna in the attic ~ 8 m up and only see 100 miles ish out.

Chris


looks like i have 2 accounts of flight aware  running now when i check the stats , ?????

What is your Flightaware stats page address?
For example my flightaware user name is abcd567, and I check my stats at:
https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/user/abcd567

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2021, 09:41:50 AM »
Thank you for your help abcd567.  Wishing you a very happy new year totally different from the one that just passed.

Thank you, wishing you too a happy new year. Hope 2021 will be far better than 2020, which was horrible due to COVID-19.

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Re: Bake a Pi
« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2021, 11:33:00 AM »
ABC- regarding your FA data:

1) have you done any tweaking around your config wrt gain to increase range?

2) how are you seeing so far? I have a 1090 antenna in the attic ~ 8 m up and only see 100 miles ish out.


Yes, I have reduced gain to 38.6, but note that this is NOT the universal best best gain. The best gain depends on the environment in which antenna is located, and this is different for each installation.

Higher the gain setting, you receive distant planes whose signal is very weak due to distance. However higher gain has a disadvantage that nearby planes, whose signal is strong, saturate the dongle and the plane is dropped by the dongle. It is a compromise between far away planes and nearby planes, and depends solely on the user's choice.

Basically gain setting is trial and error. Start gain setting at -10, observe for some period, then reduce to 49.6, again observe for some period, then agai reduce to say 45 and again observe for some period, and so on till you ind a value which gives best results.

Your limit of 100 miles may be due to many reasons, like metal in the building material which shields antenna from radio waves, or poor quality or low gain antenna. Did you try to mount antenna on roof? That will considerably improve reception.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 11:35:49 AM by abcd567 »