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  • Amper
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    Originally posted by Mike View Post
    Just as stated in the FAQ we don't comment when/why receivers are down and when/if they will be back.

    Last week Flightradar24.com had coverage in my area, but not any more. Why?
    Flightradar24.com is a network of receivers around the world. Some receivers are online 24/7 and others are only online from time to time. There are many reasons why a receiver is offline. There can be a technical problems with the receiver, with the antenna, with the computer or with the Internet connection. There is also a possibility that the owner of the receiver has closed down his receiver. With over 2000 receivers connected to the network, Flightradar24 cannot tell why different receivers are offline, and when they will be back online. If you want to be sure to have coverage in your area, buy a receiver and connect it to Flightradar24


    All FR24 receiver are monitored 24/7 and together with the receiver hosts we do everything we can to keep receivers up as much as possible.
    Mike, i'm aware of that. Reason for asking is in post#1

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    Last edited by Amper; 2013-12-15, 19:36.

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  • peterhr
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    Originally posted by Mike View Post
    {snip}

    If you want to be sure to have coverage in your area, buy a receiver and connect it to Flightradar24 [/I]

    {snip}.
    Absolutely - It can cost $20 for an RTL dongle based reciver that works with your windows PC, add $50 for a Raspberry Pi plus a few small parts and you'll have your own low power receiver that will run 24/7.
    People here will help you if you get stuck setting it up.

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  • Mike
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    Just as stated in the FAQ we don't comment when/why receivers are down and when/if they will be back.

    Last week Flightradar24.com had coverage in my area, but not any more. Why?
    Flightradar24.com is a network of receivers around the world. Some receivers are online 24/7 and others are only online from time to time. There are many reasons why a receiver is offline. There can be a technical problems with the receiver, with the antenna, with the computer or with the Internet connection. There is also a possibility that the owner of the receiver has closed down his receiver. With over 2000 receivers connected to the network, Flightradar24 cannot tell why different receivers are offline, and when they will be back online. If you want to be sure to have coverage in your area, buy a receiver and connect it to Flightradar24


    All FR24 receiver are monitored 24/7 and together with the receiver hosts we do everything we can to keep receivers up as much as possible.

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  • Amper
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    F-LIBN1- back online
    F-LIBD1- still down?

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  • Amper
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    Any news about radars from the post#1 ?

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  • peterhr
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    Originally posted by Jarod View Post
    Maybe, if FR24 wants, T- feeders should have an option they can be emailed as well when they are offline.
    I guess this could be done via Premium. Radar+email connected.

    I been checking my own radar almost daily now, because at one moment in time the receiver was online, but the radar stopped working on the website. I had to reboot the receiver in order for it to appear again.
    Now it has been online and working since that day, so there will be a day i will stop checking if the receiver is working. Then the email system is very handy. I would think the same would apply fo 24/7 feeding T- radars.
    Take that one step further, two check boxes:
    [ ] Please email me if my radar has not sent you any aircraft positions for [nnn] hours
    [ ] Please reboot my system if my radar has not sent you any aircraft positions for [nnn] hours.

    The second on is much more controversial especially if you are using a windows PC or something, but if you are using a Pi or FR24 box that runs un-attended would be great. The reboot would be done by the feeder software (if it's still talking to mother) ... and of course is voluntary. (actually could be done with a parameter on the feeder command line or in the GUI - like the feeder ident parameter)

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  • Kpin
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    Hopefully we will soon have the feeder statistics for T-feeders as well, which will be a great help to keep an eye on your feed. And it may by it self boost the interest for the data one is feeding.

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  • fungus
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    Originally posted by Jarod View Post
    Maybe, if FR24 wants, T- feeders should have an option they can be emailed as well when they are offline.
    I guess this could be done via Premium. Radar+email connected.

    I been checking my own radar almost daily now, because at one moment in time the receiver was online, but the radar stopped working on the website. I had to reboot the receiver in order for it to appear again.
    Now it has been online and working since that day, so there will be a day i will stop checking if the receiver is working. Then the email system is very handy. I would think the same would apply fo 24/7 feeding T- radars.
    Excellent point. And you do need to monitor your own feed so you can check if it's offline (I've had this occur due to local issues here and due to issues with the Australia/New Zealand server).
    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Gregg
    Last edited by fungus; 2013-12-12, 23:23.

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  • Amper
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    That is good idea.

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  • Jarod
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    Originally posted by Amper View Post
    I think T feeders are not contacted because they are volunteers and are not obliged to feed with their equipment.. I know plenty of them who say they engage themselves when they want. I think these same people would not like to be disturbed with mails whenever off. F feeders are required to be online 24/7 because they agreed to it when they sign up, and therefore they can be contacted when offline
    Maybe, if FR24 wants, T- feeders should have an option they can be emailed as well when they are offline.
    I guess this could be done via Premium. Radar+email connected.

    I been checking my own radar almost daily now, because at one moment in time the receiver was online, but the radar stopped working on the website. I had to reboot the receiver in order for it to appear again.
    Now it has been online and working since that day, so there will be a day i will stop checking if the receiver is working. Then the email system is very handy. I would think the same would apply fo 24/7 feeding T- radars.

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  • Amper
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    I think T feeders are not contacted because they are volunteers and are not obliged to feed with their equipment.. I know plenty of them who say they engage themselves when they want. I think these same people would not like to be disturbed with mails whenever off. F feeders are required to be online 24/7 because they agreed to it when they sign up, and therefore they can be contacted when offline

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  • fungus
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    Originally posted by FR24support View Post
    Not entirely true as we closely monitor our own equipment. There will be many reasons why a receiver may be offline and we are continually in contact with our hosts to ensure maximum uptime.
    Not entirely true;
    I can only speak from experience. You may closely monitor your own equipment (and probably rightly so) but as a long standing feeder since before the days of 'T' and 'F' feeders, I've never had any contact whatsoever if my radar has been offline, or if it's been online come to think of it. If you had done so I'd have told you I'm a very sick man trying to do an extremely difficult job in extremely difficult circumstances. If you kept 'close contact' you'd know all that. I did explain in my first post (above) that there may be many reasons as to why an individual receiver may be offline.

    Regards,
    Gregg
    Last edited by fungus; 2013-12-12, 21:10.

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  • peterhr
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    Originally posted by FR24support View Post
    Not entirely true as we closely monitor our own equipment. There will be many reasons why a receiver may be offline and we are continually in contact with our hosts to ensure maximum uptime.
    Just curious, do you remote reboot or something if the box has seen no aircraft for - say - 24 hours?

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  • FR24support
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    Originally posted by fungus View Post
    although in the past they've really shown no interest at all in individual radar's being offline
    Not entirely true as we closely monitor our own equipment. There will be many reasons why a receiver may be offline and we are continually in contact with our hosts to ensure maximum uptime.

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  • fungus
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    Originally posted by Amper View Post
    A month ago same thing happen' with F-LIBD1 and receiver was online but no data sent to fr24. Then FR24 system don't recognize that radar is down and no e-mail alert is sent. I just want to inform Mike that radars are off. I don't think that it's requests/add-ons for the feeder station list related. But if someone think so, feel free to relocate the post.
    Thanks Amper,
    That's the usual thread for keeping track of feeders, although in the past they've really shown no interest at all in individual radar's being offline due to the reasons I gave in the previous post (and it is a difficult job to do). Perhaps they may be interested in yours, who knows. With the old system it was extremely easy to see who was online and offline but that website is now defunct.

    Regards,
    Gregg
    Last edited by fungus; 2013-12-12, 17:04.

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