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  • Kemistry
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    Well what do you know. Ground vehicles have started to plot at both YBBN and YSSY. But funny they are from F- feeders. Never seen before. Looks like someone at FR24 is working on this problem at last. No sign of them in latest feeder software for T- feeders but.

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  • pmolsen
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    Sounds good. FR24 staff have assured me via email that the FR24 software still supports ground vehicles.

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  • QF1
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    Hi there

    I am only about 4nm from YSSY and receive the ground vehicles. Unfortunately the FR24 software does not work currently with SBS3 so I am waiting for a fix from FR24 and then will be able to share again.

    Cheers
    Mark

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  • nomad77
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    You won't see it here

    US Navy P8 Poseiden 168435 C/S Talon 72 is operating off the NSW coast probably with RAN.

    Sadly you will not see it here

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  • YARM.ARMIDALE
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    A big thank you to Amper, Oblivian & Kpin.

    That was exactly the encouragement I needed. So yes, at #113, it's not doing too bad and take on board all comments by each of you.

    I was not even aware that the share-stats page existed so thank you!

    Of the stations which I see mentioned in this region, Rocky River (Armidale) (#151), Tamworth (#64), Port Macquarie (actually Kempsey) (#156), Toowoomba (#43), Inverell (#179), Coffs Harbour (#152), Gold Coast (#35), Coonabarabran (#154), Nambucca Heads (#208) and Ballina (#31)

    I can well see how the ranking is calculated and will certainly concentrate on the "uptime" mostly as I did not realise this would impact so much. "Max Range" has been taken out to best ability - the topography of the area prevents more than 75nm south but as far as west, north and east is concerned a range of 215nm is about what could be expected.

    Thank you again - let's see if the ranking can improve.....

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  • Ressy
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    Originally posted by Kpin View Post
    @YARM.ARMIDALE

    Maybe turn your attention to the feeder statistics http://www.flightradar24.com/share-statistics

    You are currently number 133 in Australia. Maybe focus on improving that.

    And as Amper says; You are vital to the MLAT which requires 3-4 feeders to resolve a position but none of them will ever be 'credited'
    Given great many feeders dont use the current stats providing version, they would likely be a lot further down than 133.

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  • Ressy
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    Originally posted by Amper View Post
    Hi,


    Be assured that your data is used and important to fr24.com

    Given the comments on many threads, that statement is a joke. I dont need to elaborate here any further, I'm sure you've seen enough of us have our say on whats wrong with this place on many many many other threads.

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  • Kpin
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    @YARM.ARMIDALE

    Maybe turn your attention to the feeder statistics http://www.flightradar24.com/share-statistics

    You are currently number 133 in Australia. Maybe focus on improving that.

    And as Amper says; You are vital to the MLAT which requires 3-4 feeders to resolve a position but none of them will ever be 'credited'

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  • Oblivian
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    If it's a RPi based unit, forget the 'radar' code on the web page and move along. Theres no beating it to see your name in lights anymore. And it's not updated (on the page) as fast as the data can be processed and displayed so is so 80% incorrect.

    Was posted recently they intend on dropping it. Just a matter of when.

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  • Amper
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    Hi,

    this subject is covered many times.
    Be assured that your data is used and important to fr24.com
    You have to understand that Radar info on the map is irrelevant.
    I have 2 radars for years now, one is FR24 box, one is DBV-T stik on win.
    I don't see them on the map too much.
    Why? I live in part of Europe where airspace over "my head" is covered with so many stations I cannot even count.
    Approach, ground and take-off on nearby airport is covered only by my station and that makes my happy .
    Further more, MLAT coverage is considerably better in my area when I'm online.

    There is only one place on the FR24 map to show radar. If there is 10, 20 radars covering one plane... how to put all radar designations? Which one to choose
    If your is shown, someone else will ask same question as you.
    So....that info is irrelevant! All radars are used to position plane on the map and all radars provide info.

    Practice your hobby and enjoy it.

    There is radarview option to see your coverage...some programs like VRS..ADSBScope..etc.

    Hope you feel better now

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  • YARM.ARMIDALE
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    Maybe someone may have some advice..... just feeling a little disheartened at the moment and seriously considering pulling the pin.

    Situation is:
    I have been feeding to FR24 for quite a while and have quite good range - around the 180-200nm region sometimes more.
    So far, I have gone to considerable lengths to get better, and better coverage.
    Changed to a better antenna, very short antenna cable run (<2.5m), 1090Mhz ADS-B SAW Filter & Preamp, new $280 Modem running on NBN fibre optic (Ping Telstra Sydney 10ms, Download 79.96Mbs, Upload 38.13Mbs).

    Everything I check is confirmed working and fully functional. The attached photo's indicate all is fine (hope they upload ok).
    F-YARM1.jpgFR24.png

    My problem (to me anyway) seems to be that I'm not being reported as being the receiving station on virtually all aircraft, even the ones flying overhead and at relative short distance. Earlier tonight, I had a flight leave Armidale Airport (2.5km away). I was the reporting station as it left the ground, and within a matter of moments swapped to another nearby receiver.

    I'm constantly finding that receivers in Rocky River (Armidale), Tamworth, Port Macquarie (actually Kempsey), Toowoomba, Inverell, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Ballina all seem to take preference over what I'm receiving. Why? - I'm just not sure.....

    So, even with good coverage, I'm just not seeing any benefit to FR24 or anyone for being on air....

    As I said, I have gone to great lengths to get the best coverage I can - should I find another hobby??

    I run not only this receiver. I have a 2nd FR24 Pi and a FlightRadar with another Pi running into FrlightAware. I also have another 2 Pi's not currently doing anything and thinking I might just list on eBay.

    Any suggestions, advice, criticism that anyone can offer??

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  • rodeo
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    Virgin VA134 in a strange holding pattern at FL10 after taking off from Sydney .... BOM radar showed some rain at that distance out to sea but nothing extraordinary ....

    voz134.jpg


    EDIT: after a period in the air (Virgin web site saying it took off at 20:01) its just landed back at Sydney

    voz134c.jpg
    Last edited by rodeo; 2015-11-06, 11:02.

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  • val367
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    Well, turns out the USB dongle was the issue. I've now got it set up with the new one from the wonderful eBay and it's working a treat with the coco ... One day I might even mount the antenna outside and see if that improves it

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  • Ressy
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    Originally posted by pmolsen View Post
    I cannot believe that none of the 12 feeders at Sydney are close enough to pick up the signals.

    I also cannot believe that taxiing aircraft show up clearly even when they are in the vicinity of the terminal buildings but ground vehicles are all missing, even when they are driving around the southern end of the main N-S runway with no obstructions for over a kilometre. Or that all feeders all over Europe that were previously sending ground vehicle signals have also all suddenly gone offline, as per Kemistry's post on the other thread.

    The ground vehicles all show up on planefinder.net.

    I am hoping that a feeder at Sydney who used to display the ground vehicles can respond to this to advise if they stopped showing when the new feeder software was introduced.
    Been a while since I've seen any grounds at YBBN either on fr24, but a fair few things round here are broken compared to other feed sites, although they'll say its not

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  • pmolsen
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    I cannot believe that none of the 12 feeders at Sydney are close enough to pick up the signals.

    I also cannot believe that taxiing aircraft show up clearly even when they are in the vicinity of the terminal buildings but ground vehicles are all missing, even when they are driving around the southern end of the main N-S runway with no obstructions for over a kilometre. Or that all feeders all over Europe that were previously sending ground vehicle signals have also all suddenly gone offline, as per Kemistry's post on the other thread.

    The ground vehicles all show up on planefinder.net.

    I am hoping that a feeder at Sydney who used to display the ground vehicles can respond to this to advise if they stopped showing when the new feeder software was introduced.
    Last edited by pmolsen; 2015-10-28, 11:01.

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