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    Hello all,
    I have an RPI 4b. I've followed the build your own documentation. I've installed the fr24 image and went through the configuration. It looks like I can connect, but I'm not sending data.

    I was not sure on the receiver type and baud rate settings, so those are a guess. This is the antenna I purchased based on your link:

    Nooelec NESDR SMArTee v2 Bundle

    This is from the link to this item:

    There is a small gap in frequency capability near 1100MHz. As such, we do NOT recommend this device for ADS-B usage. For ADS-B, consider NESDR SMArt, also available on Amazon

    Did I purchase the wrong antenna? Please let me know which one works the best for fr24 installations.


  • #2
    The answer is in the part of the advert.

    FR24 uses ADSB. And that's not the best one by their own admission.

    A working DVBT/SDR device, would be auto configured. And you shouldn't need baud rate and so on. Guessing in that respect. Isn't the best idea.
    Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers


    • #3
      PI24 Settings



      • #4
        The genuine NESDR Smartee has no such caveat.

        That not recommended for ADS-B sounds like you bought a counterfeit item.
        Just for reference, this is the genuine article:

        Don't try to post a link though as you're new and the spam detection won't like that.


        • #5
          Hello all,
          I've re-imaged the micro-sd card with the latest fr24 image. I'm running on a RPI 4b with 2Gb memory. It looks like I have the software installed but not configured correctly? I left everything running overnight and it never did track any aircraft. I've purchased everything from so I know the parts are genuine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


          • #6
            Install these two then you have a signal graph to show us

            You'll need to log into the pi to issue the commands, if you don't know how this should explain it:

            Oh yeah and as the readsb install script also reconfigures the fr24feed to use it as a data source ... any potential misconfiguration you have will also be fixed (it looks a bit wonky).


            • #7
              Type (or copy-paste) following address in a browser's address bar, and press Enter key:


              Do you see a map with aircrafts?
              Last edited by abcd567; 2021-02-21, 06:50.


              • #8
                Hello all,
                I followed your installation steps and now my fr24feed setup is seeing aircraft. Thanks for all your help