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  • Receiver: FlightAware Pro Stick Plus on RaspberryPi 3B via USB extension
    Antenna: Jetvision A3 ADS-B
    Filter: 1090 MHz Filter from FlightAware, the dark blue version.
    Cable: 5 meters Ecoflex 10 Plus with N Type male - SMA male connectors
    Software: noobs with fr24 rpi

    All mounted Outdoors on the balkony, connected via WIFI to the homenetwork and internet.
    The other Raspberry in the cabinet is only for HF-SDR.

    I know the ProStickPlus has a integrated filter, but I have two big cellular antennas in the neighborhood. The extra filter brings a lot.

    The SpeakerCable is for extra grounding.


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    Range rings in 50km distance steps. Outer Ring is at 450km. The edge in range in south/west is the shadow of the house.

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    Last edited by MillerBerlin; 2020-08-26, 09:50.
    EDDI90 | RaspberryPi3B, Nooelec NESDR SMArt, homemade 7Element Collinear Antenna.

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    • Just moved my antennas from the loft to my roof...

      Receiver(s)

      rPi 3
      RTL-SDR v3
      RTL-SDR Triple Filtered LNA

      Antenna(s)

      FlightAware Antenna

      Cables/Connectors

      Westflex 103
      Compression fittings both ends, 1x N-Type, 1x SMA.

      Software

      PiAware Image + 360radar + FR24

      Outside...

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      Inside...

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      Live Feed...

      http://radar.clanlawrence.co.uk
      Last edited by NeoDude; 2020-09-17, 20:18.
      T-EGPH93 | My Live Feed | ADSB Receiver: Raspberry Pi3+, RTL-SDR v3, RTL-SDR LNA, FA Antenna | Airband Receiver: RPi3 & Diamond D777

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      • T-KDVO9
        San Francisco Bay Area

        Receiver:
        Nooelec NESDR SMArt v4 SDR
        https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/nesdr-smart-sdr.html

        Antenna:
        https://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/sd...-5dbi-sma.html

        Filter:
        FlightAware ADS-B Dual 978 MHz + 1090 MHz Band-Pass SMA Filter
        https://www.amazon.com/ADS-B-Dual-10.../dp/B010GBQXK8

        Cables/Connectors:
        (none)

        Pigtail/step down adapters:
        (none)

        Software:
        DietPi current + install_fr24_rpi.sh script, running on a R-Pi 3 model B, WiFi to home network

        Comments:
        I noticed the Nooelec SDR runs really hot & with a little experimentation found I could nearly double the range by adding heat sinks (better signal:noise maybe?). So I mounted it to a couple pieces of scrap aluminum with a Arctic thermal tape at the interfaces. The R-Pi is in an aluminum case designed to act as a heat sink for the three main chips (more thermal tape), stuck to the frame/large radio heat sink & insulated from it using 3M 5952 tape. The triangular bracket hanging off the bottom is just a counterweight to keep the whole thing vertical. The white cord runs to a USB psu plugged into a nearby outlet for the garage door opener.

        The whole assembly is mounted in the garage rafters after I found almost no loss in max distance compared to 5 feet above the garage roof peak. This should be convenient for trying different antennas should I catch that bug.

        The system can currently follow flights as far North as Corning, as far South as Madera and as far East as far as the Sierra Nevadas. So, about 150 miles at or above 28,000 ft.

        The view to the West is blocked by the coastal hills behind the house, so the only detections above the coast that's maybe 20 miles away are above 14,000 feet or so. Mostly above the SFO traffic, heading down to LAX & elsewhere.


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        Last edited by ScrappyLaptop; 2020-09-22, 20:42. Reason: Correction of the detection altitude to the West

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        • T-EDLE293
          Wanne-Eickel/Herne, Germany


          Receiver:
          RTL-SDR Blog V3 R820T2 RTL2832U Dongle

          Antenna:
          Selfmade Spider

          Filter:
          RTL-SDR Blog ADS-B Triple Filtered LNA and FlightAware dark blue ADS-B/Mode-S Filter (because of a cellular antenna tower in the neighborhood)

          Feeders:
          FlightRadar24, ADS-B Exchange, FlightAware, PlaneFinder, AirNav Radarbox

          Website:
          http://flugradar-wanne-eickel.eu


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          • My shack is used to monitor aircraft comms on hf/vhf also decode hfdl with multipsk,acars i decode with kgacars also track aircraft plus i feed to airnav & flightaware..

            Regards Lino.
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            • Receiver
              Raspberry pi 3b with
              RTL-SDR RTL2832U

              Antenna(s)
              3D printed Ground Plane Antenna https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3335101

              Cables/Connectors
              RG6 cable with F connectors

              Pigtail/step down adaptors
              Meanwell RS 25-5 PSU

              Software
              Flight Radar 24

              Comments
              I've used a UV resistance 3d printer filament

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              • Feeder T-EDSB186

                Finally, my first feeder is online. Based on a raspberry pi 3b+ i am feeding only into FR24. I have managed to write a Python script, that monitors the function and send me a "Status Mail" with a text file attached. If traffic is seen on Port 30003, a blue LED on the front signals this.

                This mail is sent when:
                • The CPU temperature rises above 90C before the Pi is shut down.
                • In response to a received mail with the subject "status" from a defined sender address.
                • A push-button on the front panel of the ground station is pressed.
                • Further "triggers" if necessary...
                File attachments can also be sent

                Content of the text-file:
                • Timestamp
                • CPU temperature,GPU-Temperature
                • CPU voltage, Voltage of the SRAM-Banks
                • Time since restart
                • Status of the FR24 feeder (output of "fr24feed-status" and "service fr24feed status")
                • Last 10 "buffers" received on port 30003
                • Overview of the IP settings
                • to be continued...
                Further additional functions, which are implemented:
                • Display of existing aircraft in the reception area via an LED on the front panel of the ground station. This LED is allways on, as i have much traffic in my region.
                • Fan control via PWM with emergency shutdown in case of overheating. Characteristic curve completely parameterizable.
                • Reboot and shutdown as reaction to a received mail with the subject "shutdown" or "reboot" from a defined sender address
                • A "Lifebeat-LED" shows that the Pi is running (just fun)
                • All programms are started after booting using crontap
                • ToDo: Install an 3D-printed part to suck the air directly through the Case of the Pi, Impement a additional Temp-Sensor to measure the temperature of the FlightStick
                The Antenna is the large one from AirNav (7db gain), located on the highest point of my attic. the Stick is the RadarBox-FlightStick.

                Summary:
                • Raspberry Pi 3B+ with FR24-Image
                • AirNav ADS-B 1090 MHz Outdoor-Antenna 7bB gain
                • AirNav RadarBox FlightStick (integreated 20,5dB amplifier and 1090MHz Filter)
                • Pigtail for connection: Generic from Amazon
                • Cooling-Fan: EE40100S1-1 from Sunon
                • PSU: Original Raspberry 5V/1,5A

                My location is about 5km south from the Airport Karsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB/EDSB).

                Detailed description: https://stripf-elektronik.jimdofree....e/flightradar/

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                Last edited by CaughtMoments; 2022-08-04, 08:39.
                Christoph
                Location: Germany - 5km south from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
                Feeder T-EDSB186 on an Raspberry PI 3B+
                Feeder T-EDSB183 on an Raspberry PI 3B+ (Development-Toy)
                AirNav RadarBox Flightstick 1090MHz with AirNav ADS-B 1090 MHz Outdoor-Antenna

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                • Feeder T-EDSB183

                  Finally, my second feeder is online (not located on his final location).

                  Make it more compact:

                  he first station was made to be located on my attic. Not a very clean environment. The second one will be paced about 150km away from the first one and will be living in the living room. So i designed a small PCB to be able to fit all the drivers for the LED's and the cooling in an original Raspberry-Pi Case.

                  he features are the same as implemented in the first Feeder:


                  Based on a raspberry pi 2b i am feeding only into FR24. I have managed to write a Python script, that monitors the function and send me a "Status Mail" with a text file attached. If traffic is seen on Port 30003, a blue LED on the front signals this.

                  This mail is sent when:
                  • The CPU temperature rises above 90C before the Pi is shut down.
                  • The cooling fan runs too long without reaching the specified delta of temperature
                  • In response to a received mail with the subject "status" from a defined sender address.
                  • A push-button on the front panel of the ground station is pressed.
                  • Further "triggers" if necessary...
                  File attachments can also be sent

                  Content of the text-file:
                  • Timestamp
                  • CPU temperature,GPU-Temperature
                  • CPU voltage, Voltage of the SRAM-Banks
                  • Time since restart
                  • Status of the FR24 feeder (output of "fr24feed-status" and "service fr24feed status")
                  • Last 10 "buffers" received on port 30003
                  • Overview of the IP settings
                  • to be continued...
                  Further additional functions, which are implemented:
                  • Display of existing aircraft in the reception area via an LED on the front panel of the ground station. This LED is allways on, as i have much traffic in my region.
                  • Fan control via PWM with emergency shutdown in case of overheating. Characteristic curve completely parameterizable.
                  • Reboot and shutdown as reaction to a received mail with the subject "shutdown" or "reboot" from a defined sender address
                  • A "Lifebeat-LED" shows that the Pi is running (just fun)
                  • All programms are started after booting using crontap
                  • ToDo: Install an 3D-printed part to suck the air directly through the Case of the Pi, Impement a additional Temp-Sensor to measure the temperature of the FlightStick
                  The Antenna is the large one from AirNav (7db gain), located on the highest point of my attic. the Stick is the RadarBox-FlightStick.

                  Summary:
                  • Raspberry Pi +B+ with FR24-Image
                  • AirNav ADS-B 1090 MHz Outdoor-Antenna 7bB gain
                  • AirNav RadarBox FlightStick (integreated 20,5dB amplifier and 1090MHz Filter)
                  • Cooling-Fan: MF30060V1-1
                  • PSU: Original Raspberry 5V/1,5A

                  My location is about 5km south from the Airport Karsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB/EDSB).

                  Detailed description: https://stripf-elektronik.jimdofree....e/flightradar/

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                  Last edited by CaughtMoments; 2023-02-21, 10:18.
                  Christoph
                  Location: Germany - 5km south from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
                  Feeder T-EDSB186 on an Raspberry PI 3B+
                  Feeder T-EDSB183 on an Raspberry PI 3B+ (Development-Toy)
                  AirNav RadarBox Flightstick 1090MHz with AirNav ADS-B 1090 MHz Outdoor-Antenna

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                  • "Traffic Detected" Remote Unit

                    My "big" feeder hangs in the staircase to the attic. So I have no way to monitor the traffic and the function via the traffic LED of the feeder. A small "remote-unit", which monitors the stream on port 30003 of the feeder via WLAN, mirrors the function of the traffic-LED in every room of the apartment. A small green LED indicates an existing WLAN connection. Based on an ESP32 in a small case for costs under 10€. All it needs is a micro-USB power supply.

                    The solution for…:

                    Problem 1: The FR24-Feeder is mounted far away on my attic. Beside checking the website looking on my radar, you have no control if it works. The "Traffic Detected" Remote Unit signals that the feed to the Server of FR24 is in function by “listening” to the data stream. As long as is “hears” the stream running, the blue LED is on. If anything fails (or there is no aircraft in the remote area) the blue LED is off.

                    Problem 2: If you live in a “lost” area, there is the chance that you see just some aircraft per day. If you want to know, that there is traffic in your receive area, the blue LED informs you about that.



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                    Last edited by CaughtMoments; 2023-03-19, 12:36.
                    Christoph
                    Location: Germany - 5km south from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport (FKB/EDSB)
                    Feeder T-EDSB186 on an Raspberry PI 3B+
                    Feeder T-EDSB183 on an Raspberry PI 3B+ (Development-Toy)
                    AirNav RadarBox Flightstick 1090MHz with AirNav ADS-B 1090 MHz Outdoor-Antenna

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