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  • I have tried to take in all the info posted in the many threads...

    I have an SBS-3 plugged in to a Win7 laptop via USB which I access remotely (So buying an rpi + dongle not practical in this instance)

    If I download Virtual box + buster and follow the various instructions in this thread, do I stand some chance of sharing the data to FR or its a no go from the off?


    • SBS user should use only this option

      On Raspbian Buster in VM, Install fr24feed Using debian package for RPi:

      # Add architecture armhf to use RPi armhf package on i386 / i686 / x86_64 PC:
      sudo dpkg --add-architecture armhf
      sudo apt update
      # Install dependencies
      sudo apt install libc6:armhf libstdc++6:armhf
      # Download fr24feed armhf.deb package and install it on i386 / x86_64 PC
      wget -O fr24feed_1.0.26-9_armhf.deb
      sudo dpkg -i fr24feed_1.0.26-9_armhf.deb
      # Signup and configure receiver
      sudo fr24feed --signup
      sudo systemctl restart fr24feed


      • Configuration of fr24feed for SBS3 connected to Raspbian Buster/VM via USB.

        Step 4.1 - Receiver selection (in order to run MLAT please use DVB-T stick with dump1090 utility bundled with fr24feed):

        1 - DVBT Stick (USB)
        2 - SBS1/SBS1er (USB/Network)
        3 - SBS3 (USB/Network)
        4 - ModeS Beast (USB/Network)
        5 - AVR Compatible (DVBT over network, etc)
        6 - microADSB (USB/Network)
        7 - SBSx via Basestation (localhost:30006)

        Enter your receiver type (1-7)$: 3

        Step 4.2 - Please select connection type:

        1 - Network connection
        2 - USB directly to this computer

        Enter your connection type (1-2)$: 2

        Step 4.3A - Please enter your receiver's COM port number/device path
        $: /dev/ttyUSB0

        Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
        Default device for the com port field should be (beast device)


        However, if the feed fails. There are Additional to locate correct USB/Dev details

        Check for detection:
        sudo lsusb
        Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC

        Check for port details:
        dmesg | grep tty
        usb 1-1.2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0

        This is used in the "COM/DEV/PATH:" field (case sensitive)

        (if someone could run this with a SBS plugged in and get the outputs it may assist other users who don't use the radio function)
        Last edited by abcd567; 2020-11-16, 22:54.


        • (you probably want 3 - SBS3, rather than 4-beast )
          Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers


          • Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
            (you probably want 3 - SBS3, rather than 4-beast )
            Thanks for pointing out the mistake.
            Corrected it to 3 now.

            The choice 4 automatically came to my mind, possibly from almost always using self-installed dump1090


            • Thank you both, will experiment and report back.

              Well it appears my CPU doesn't support VT-X so I cant run 64bit VM only 32bit Oh well...
              Last edited by WayneKing; 2020-11-17, 12:02.


              • abcd567

                I'll try your procedure & let you know.


                • abcd567

                  I tried your procedure but it didn't work for me.