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  1. The search works if you don't provide the "T-"...

    The search works if you don't provide the "T-" prefix.
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    It basically says to open /etc/init.d/fr24feed in...

    It basically says to open /etc/init.d/fr24feed in an editor, then go to line 157 and look for the line that matches the one in the patch file with the minus (-) sign at the start of the line. Change...
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    This script is a patch file which is used with...

    This script is a patch file which is used with the patch utility to apply two small changes to the file /etc/init.d/fr24feed.

    You could also apply them manually with a text editor. All it does is...
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    Earlier versions of the Raspberry Pi software...

    Earlier versions of the Raspberry Pi software would check for updates every day at about 7:30. There was a bug in the script to do with permissions that would cause a crash.

    If you search back...
  5. Thread: Strange return

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    It is the fixed position test device on...

    It is the fixed position test device on Centrepoint tower in the city.

    It is being decoded by another system and the results are sent to FR24 by mistake. One of the local feeders (T-YSBK30...
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    The WiFi router people invented reverse pin SMA...

    The WiFi router people invented reverse pin SMA to discourage people from adding external antennas in place of the small whip antennas.

    It is not hard to insert a small piece of wire into a...
  7. I have exactly the same problem and my gut...

    I have exactly the same problem and my gut feeling is that the cable has been damaged - probably by white cockatoos who will eat anything - and allowed water to get into the cable. I can measure a...
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    The WiFi coverage is pretty spotty - particularly...

    The WiFi coverage is pretty spotty - particularly over the oceans.

    I was able to follow FR24 on my phone while travelling over Western Australia.

    At one stage our Emirates aircraft was flying...
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    There was a problem recently with the auto update...

    There was a problem recently with the auto update of the FR24 software on the pi. Look back about a month in this forum.

    It was a permission problem on the auto update script. It was fixed by the...
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    Sticky: It will only auto-update if you have manually...

    It will only auto-update if you have manually changed the permissions. The new update fixes the auto-update bug.

    The new update works for me here in Sydney.
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    Perhaps they have integrated the RPi feeds into...

    Perhaps they have integrated the RPi feeds into the mainstream. Perhaps MLAT6 and MLAT7 were only used for the testing phase.
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    Lots of delays in Sydney at the moment.

    Lots of delays in Sydney at the moment.
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    Perhaps it's the middle of the wet season with...

    Perhaps it's the middle of the wet season with frequent thunderstorms.

    Have a look at Sydney at the moment at the chaos caused by an afternoon thunderstorm. Lots of missed approaches and...
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    My history log shows 3 failed installs in a row....

    My history log shows 3 failed installs in a row. These are initiated by the /usr/lib/fr24/fr24feed_updater.sh script which is run every day.

    I was able to manually install the update, and the...
  15. Thread: Lear Jets

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    The two RAAF BBJ business jets are regularly seen...

    The two RAAF BBJ business jets are regularly seen on FR24 despite being classified as military. These carry the leaders of the country.

    I also regularly see Lear jets working in military training...
  16. Thread: Lear Jets

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    I would rather the Lear Jet flights be obfuscated...

    I would rather the Lear Jet flights be obfuscated rather than completely blocked.

    You would probably agree that tactical military flights should be blocked.

    You may also agree that private...
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    I pick up the occasional aircraft on the ground...

    I pick up the occasional aircraft on the ground at Sydney, but have never picked up a ground vehicle. I am about 930m above the airport and about 45 nm away to the west.

    Perhaps the ground...
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    Interference is anything that distorts the...

    Interference is anything that distorts the signal. It could be from nearby transmitters on nearby frequencies breaking through inadequate filters. If the signal is distorted by interference or noise...
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    It's normal. The messages are corrupted due to...

    It's normal. The messages are corrupted due to noise, distance and interference. The receivers do a pretty good job extracting meaningful data out of very low powered signals, but they can't decipher...
  20. Thread: Ground vehicles

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    I don't believe they are ground vehicles. They...

    I don't believe they are ground vehicles. They are probably test transmissions used for calibration or something similar.

    I receive them strongly up in the Blue Mountains, so they are probably...
  21. I am comparing the data direct from my local...

    I am comparing the data direct from my local decoders - apples and apples.
  22. I have replaced my TV stick/Raspberry Pi module...

    I have replaced my TV stick/Raspberry Pi module (T-YSCN8) with the Airspy via Windows 7. I get slightly more aircraft on the Airspy compared to the FR24 box (F-YSCN2) even though I am using a simple...
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    I noticed 2 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers...

    I noticed 2 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers flying Melbourne to Brisbane, with registrations NZ1408 and 1409 and using flight HKB130 and HKB176. I assume these are some of the first to be delivered...
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    fungus, your missing flight (GIA715/GA715) is...

    fungus, your missing flight (GIA715/GA715) is missing from the FR24 database, which would probably explain the anomaly. It took a couple of seconds to use the FR24 search function to verify this.
    ...
  25. Thread: Aussie Feeders

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    My cantenna is an upside down 425g tuna can with...

    My cantenna is an upside down 425g tuna can with a BNC coax connector in the middle of the base and a 69mm piece of copper wire mounted vertically from the centre of the connector. The can is 70mm...
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