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  • PI24 and Flightaware pro stick = 0 planes

    I have just set up PI24 with a flightaware pro stick. So far I've manged to get the software up and running but I am not receiving any planes. I can't change any settings on the settings page because of an apparent bug. I did find another post that suggested using sudo nano /etc/fr24feed.ini

    receiver="beast-tcp"
    host="127.0.0.1:30005"
    fr24key=mykey
    bs=no
    raw=no
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"

    but i still get aircraft tracked = 0

    going to myip/dump1090 doesnt show any planes tracked either. Can anyone help with getting it up and running?

  • #2
    What antenna are you using and where is it installed?
    Mike


    www.radarspotting.com

    Radarspotting since 2005

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    • #3
      For the case it's a software issue, I'd recommend this script, it fixes most setups: https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-sc...for-dump1090fa

      If that doesn't fix it, you can test if the Pro stick is working correctly: https://github.com/wiedehopf/adsb-wi...l-sdr-receiver
      (or check the dump1090-fa log)

      Could well be that you just have a very bad antenna setup or an issue like that.
      But with the above, it's still easier to check the logs and stuff.
      Last edited by wiedehopf; 2020-02-10, 15:29.

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      • #4
        What is the output of following command?
        Code:
        fr24feed-status

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Anmer View Post
          What antenna are you using and where is it installed?
          At the moment it's just by the window in my office, no antenna installed. I do plan on moving to a better location once it's working. I'm less than 10km from an international airport so I think I would of picked up a plane if it was working.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by abcd567 View Post
            What is the output of following command?
            Code:
            fr24feed-status
            ​​​​​​
            pi@raspberrypi:~ $ fr24feed-status
            [ ok ] FR24 Feeder/Decoder Process: running.
            [ ok ] FR24 Stats Timestamp: 2020-02-10 17:01:35.
            [ ok ] FR24 Link: connected [UDP].
            [ ok ] FR24 Radar: T-YBBN253.
            [ ok ] FR24 Tracked AC: 0.
            [ ok ] Receiver: connected (0 MSGS/0 SYNC).
            [FAIL] FR24 MLAT: not running ... failed!
            pi@raspberrypi:~ $

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            • #7
              Without an antenna, it won't pick up anything.

              The status you posted actually indicates it's working normally.

              You can put a 7 cm / 2.75 in long piece of wire into the SMA connector, that's enough of an antenna.
              Orienting the stick vertical is beneficial when doing this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wiedehopf View Post
                Without an antenna, it won't pick up anything.

                The status you posted actually indicates it's working normally.

                You can put a 7 cm / 2.75 in long piece of wire into the SMA connector, that's enough of an antenna.
                Orienting the stick vertical is beneficial when doing this.
                Hmmmm ok, I thought the antenna would only improve range since it lists it as optional in the required equipment.

                I'll give it a try after work. Cheers

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wiedehopf View Post
                  Without an antenna, it won't pick up anything.

                  The status you posted actually indicates it's working normally.

                  You can put a 7 cm / 2.75 in long piece of wire into the SMA connector, that's enough of an antenna.
                  Orienting the stick vertical is beneficial when doing this.
                  This was the problem, thanks

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