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  • Incorrect setup? (0 planes tracked; "[FAIL] Receiver: down ... failed!")

    Although I'm a computer science student, this is the first time I've tinkered with ADS-B. I'm confused about where my setup went wrong.

    • RPI4 4GB
    • Jetvision DVB-T (No. 53199; R820T2 & SDR)
    • SanDisk 32GB microSD (it's just a normal microSD)
    I followed the instructions in order below:
    • Install using Raspian image (since RPI4 don't support PI24)
      • I can't explicitly attach links because this is my first post here, but here's an attempt to share the forum posts I followed by including spaces in between expressions...
      • Forum post I followed: forum . flightradar24 . com / forum / radar-forums / flightradar24-feeding-data-to-flightradar24/8804-raspberry-pi-how-to-install-raspian-os-dump1090-fr24-data-feeder?p=74109#post74109
      • Followed OPTION 2 from step #1 until step #5 when redirected to the dump1090-mutability ver 1.15~dev forum page
      • I've written and used Raspian Buster images before so I'm confident this was done right
    • Install dump1090-mutability ver 1.15~dev
      • Forum post I followed: forum . flightradar24 . com / forum / radar-forums / flightradar24-feeding-data-to-flightradar24/9949-how-to-install-dump1090-mutability_1-15%7Edev-on-rpi#post9949
      • Used METHOD 2 (build from source)
      • Followed steps verbatim with only minor problems
        • "Problem Fetching Data from dump1090" still shows on my /dump/gmap.html
        • I used "&alts=3048,6096,9144,12192" but only one ring shows up (it appears to be following "&alts=12192")
    • Install FR24 data feeder
      • Forum post I followed: forum . flightradar24 . com / forum / radar-forums / flightradar24-feeding-data-to-flightradar24/9949-how-to-install-dump1090-mutability_1-15%7Edev-on-rpi?p=96128#post96128
      • Followed steps verbatim with one hiccup
        • Step 6B "Please enter desired logfile path (/var/log)" was never displayed to me
    Once this has been completed, the :8754, :8754/settings, and /dump1090/gmal.html pages appear as so...


    However, running "fr24feed-status" gives the following output...
    [ ok ] FR24 Feeder/Decoder Process: running.
    [ ok ] FR24 Stats Timestamp: 2020-03-03 03:18:37.
    [ ok ] FR24 Link: connected [UDP].
    [ ok ] FR24 Radar: T-KNIP15.
    [ ok ] FR24 Tracked AC: 0.
    [FAIL] Receiver: down ... failed!
    [FAIL] FR24 MLAT: not running ... failed!
    Therefore, I am concluding the problem is connected to the "FAIL] Receiver: down ... failed!" statement. Can someone help me fix this problem so I can start tracking flights? If it requires a separate solution, could someone also help me set up a working /dump1090/gmap.html page? Here's some additional information about my setup (idk if this will help)...
    • I am pretty sure my DVB-T stick has been connected properly
      • The white light is on
      • I think I screwed the antenna into the USB device properly
    • My DVB-T stick is plugged into the bottom left USB port (USB 2.0) along with a keyboard in the top right USB port (USB 3)
    • My RPI connects to internet over WiFi not ethernet
    • My antenna is inside my house on the second story
    Thank you so much for the help!
    Last edited by jwstanly; 2020-03-03, 04:29.

  • #2
    Try this:
    Or this:

    Those scripts fix most fr24 configuration issues ...
    Also they get you a non outdated dump1090.

    You can also use this script to check your stick:


    • #3
      You missed BUG FIX in step-6 of guide for installing dump1090-mutability ver 1.15~dev

      sudo wget -O /etc/udev/rules.d/rtl-sdr.rules ""
      sudo reboot​​​​​​


      • #4
        Please uninstall dump1090-mutability and install dump1090-fa.

        Please see this post for details: