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    Hi All,

    I have purchased a NooElec NESDR Mini 2 USB RTL-SDR & ADS-B Receiver Set, RTL2832U & R820T2 Tuner which (according to the reviews) have been used with FR24.

    I would paste logs etc but just lost my initial post due to over zealous "you can't post links" and lost the lot.

    If you have a question please ask and I'll attempt to answer without triggering the above, sorry its short on info but it won't let me post anything useful!

    Best regards,

    Chris

  • #2
    Redacted .ini contents

    receiver="dvbt"
    fr24key="xxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    bs="no"
    raw="no"
    logmode="2"
    procargs="--net"
    windowmode="0"
    logpath="/Users/xxxxxxxx/FR24Feed"
    mpx="no"
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"

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    • #3
      Repeating the below in logs: -

      2016-03-25 15:13:25 | [main][i]Terminating child process 53280 with SIGETERM
      2016-03-25 15:13:31 | [reader][i]Connecting to Beast receiver via (exe:///Applications/FR24FeedOSX.app/Contents/Resources/dump1090 --net --raw --mlat)
      2016-03-25 15:13:31 | [reader][i]Connected to the receiver, configuring
      2016-03-25 15:13:31 | [reader][i]Configured, processing messages
      2016-03-25 15:13:31 | [reader][i]Connection terminated

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      • #4
        Tried this on alternate Mac with the same result. The dongle works as I installed CubicSDR on the other Mac and happily listened to a local FM radio station.

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        • #5
          Why is it connecting to Beast receiver in the logs, wrong label used in some code somewhere?

          Slightly modified so it is now allowed: -Why is it connecting to Beast receiver in the logs, wrong label used in some code somewhere?

          5 post so hopefully this is now allowed: --

          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]FR24 Feeder/Decoder
          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]Version: 1.0.18-5/generic
          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]Built on Mar 21 2016 15:01:29 (devel-57ccf25.git/MacOSX/x86_64)
          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]Copyright 2012-2016 Flightradar24 AB
          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]xxxxx flightradar24.com
          2016-03-25 14:56:34 | [main][i]DNS mode: LIBC
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [main][i]Reader thread started
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [main][i]MLAT data feed started
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [httpd][i]Server started, listening on 0.0.0.0:8754
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [master][i]Starting processing thread
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [reader][i]Initializing reader
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [reader][i]Connecting to Beast receiver via (exe:///Applications/FR24FeedOSX.app/Contents/Resources/dump1090 --net --raw --mlat)
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [mlat][i]Waiting for MLAT configuration
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [reader][i]Connected to the receiver, configuring
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [reader][i]Configured, processing messages
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [reader][i]Connection terminated
          2016-03-25 14:56:35 | [main][i]Terminating child process 52704 with SIGETERM
          2016-03-25 14:56:36 | [time][i]Synchronizing time via NTP
          2016-03-25 14:56:40 | [reader][i]Connecting to Beast receiver via (exe:///Applications/FR24FeedOSX.app/Contents/Resources/dump1090 --net --raw --mlat)
          2016-03-25 14:56:40 | [reader][i]Connected to the receiver, configuring
          2016-03-25 14:56:40 | [reader][i]Configured, processing messages
          2016-03-25 14:56:40 | [reader][i]Connection terminated
          2016-03-25 14:56:40 | [main][i]Terminating child process 52712 with SIGETERM
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [time][i]Time synchronized correctly, offset +0.0027 seconds
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [main][i]Feed Network client started
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][i]Downloading configuration
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Interval: 5s
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Latitude: x.xxxxxx
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Longitude: x.xxxxx
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]GND: YES
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]NonADSB: YES
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Timestamps: optional
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Max range AIR: 350.0nm
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][c]Max range GND: 100.0nm
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][i]defined 5 servers
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][n]FSSB2@83.140.21.112:28099/UDP
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][n]connecting
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [stats][i]Stats thread started
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][n]connected via UDP (fd 20)
          2016-03-25 14:56:44 | [feed][n]working
          2016-03-25 14:56:46 | [reader][i]Connecting to Beast receiver via (exe:///Applications/FR24FeedOSX.app/Contents/Resources/dump1090 --net --raw --mlat)
          2016-03-25 14:56:46 | [reader][i]Connected to the receiver, configuring
          2016-03-25 14:56:46 | [reader][i]Configured, processing messages
          2016-03-25 14:56:46 | [reader][i]Connection terminated
          2016-03-25 14:56:46 | [main][i]Terminating child process 52716 with SIGETERM
          2016-03-25 14:56:51 | [reader][i]Connecting to Beast receiver via (exe:///Applications/FR24FeedOSX.app/Contents/Resources/dump1090 --net --raw --mlat)
          2016-03-25 14:56:51 | [reader][i]Connected to the receiver, configuring
          2016-03-25 14:56:51 | [reader][i]Configured, processing messages
          2016-03-25 14:56:51 | [reader][i]Connection terminated
          2016-03-25 14:56:51 | [main][i]Terminating child process 52717 with SIGETERM

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          • #6
            Update: Having installed HomeBrew...then brew install rtl_sdr...then rtf_tcp -f 1090000000 Hz then....start Cocoa1090 and {pause for dramatic effect}....

            We have lift off! I get a map with aircraft. Only 100 nautical miles but none the less aircraft.

            So I stop Cocoa1090 and fire up FR24FeedOSX, set it all to AVR (TCP), remove /.Dump1090 (and added to if it made any difference) and point it at 127.0.0.1:1234 and it connects, YAY!

            BUT

            Tracks nothing, uploads nothing! BOO!

            Any ideas? I know the hardware works so I'm doing something wrong in FR24FeedOSX and Dump1090 etc?

            Best regards,

            Chris
            Last edited by cdlane; 2016-03-26, 11:20.

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            • #7
              So...an update.

              I ran up a Windows 7 VM, installed libusb and FR24Feed and it all burst in to life and triggered my Premier account etc. Went back to the Mac side and nothing. It's almost like the Mac "drivers" (for the want of a better description) aren't installed but they must be as using rtl-sdr, Cocoa1090 and CubicSDR work perfectly.

              Might it be to do with the FR24FeedOSX_1.0.18-5.zip as per this thread - http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...ac-not-working ?

              Best regards,

              Chris

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              • #8
                I assume my post 6 and 7 never got through the moderators then...assuming this one does.

                Nobody has any advice to offer?

                Best regards,

                Chris

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                • #9
                  Sorry, no notifications theyre moderated Just a flag that goes un noticed in the corner.

                  I've not dealt with a mac to know. But does it require a path to be added for the device in the config unlike others?
                  Posts not to be taken as official support representation - Just a helpful uploader who tinkers

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                  • #10
                    Hi Oblivian (that sounds a bit dark and sinister),

                    No, I don't think so as the CubicSDR all work etc.

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                    • #11
                      Hi - I am also just getting started on OSX yesterday. I found that the default build of dump1090 which comes with the fr24feed app package doesn't work -- fr24feed was trying to re-connect to dump1090 periodically but failing. The reason in my case was that fr24feed's dump1090 seems to have been built with the assumption that the underlying libusb*.dylib (low-level RTL-SDR driver) was installed in the OSX system path (/usr/lib etc.) A quick hack would be to copy the lib manually into the system path, which I generally avoid.

                      Instead I built my own RTL-SDR (I used macports but homebrew should be just fine) as well as dump1090 (with source code downloaded from Github), which would use the RTL-SDR library that was just built. Finally, configure fr24feed via Web Status / Settings to use the newly built dump1090.

                      I can send you the high level steps if you are comfortable with command line and build tools...

                      Best of luck!

                      P.S. CubicSDR seems to come with yet its own RTL-SDR drivers. It does not require first installing RTL-SDR library. The fact that CubicSDR is working doesn't automatically enable dump1090/fr24feed etc. to work.
                      Last edited by cktse; 2016-04-25, 02:50.

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                      • #12
                        Success!

                        Hi cktse,

                        Strangely enough I have had a go with essentially the same routine myself a couple of weekends ago (been away so have only just got back to this yesterday) and I am now happily sharing data too.

                        I used the Homebrew route and it all burst into life. Next project is to build my open J antenna and see if I can improve my range ;-)

                        Many thanks for the post.

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                        • #13
                          Hi,
                          I have the same issue with my Mac, it's so frustrating that the version published doesn't work correctly and has been the same on since March 2016. I was hoping to use my Mac to feed as it is on all the time. What is the form with the frequency of updating the software ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cktse View Post
                            Hi - I am also just getting started on OSX yesterday. I found that the default build of dump1090 which comes with the fr24feed app package doesn't work -- fr24feed was trying to re-connect to dump1090 periodically but failing. The reason in my case was that fr24feed's dump1090 seems to have been built with the assumption that the underlying libusb*.dylib (low-level RTL-SDR driver) was installed in the OSX system path (/usr/lib etc.) A quick hack would be to copy the lib manually into the system path, which I generally avoid.

                            Instead I built my own RTL-SDR (I used macports but homebrew should be just fine) as well as dump1090 (with source code downloaded from Github), which would use the RTL-SDR library that was just built. Finally, configure fr24feed via Web Status / Settings to use the newly built dump1090.

                            I can send you the high level steps if you are comfortable with command line and build tools...

                            Best of luck!

                            P.S. CubicSDR seems to come with yet its own RTL-SDR drivers. It does not require first installing RTL-SDR library. The fact that CubicSDR is working doesn't automatically enable dump1090/fr24feed etc. to work.
                            Hi, it's possible to have the entire step to build RTL-SDR? Thanks in advance!

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