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    Google’s Project Loon HBAL621 is off the...

    Google’s Project Loon HBAL621 is off the California coast today.
    58,000 feet and head north at 15 kts.
    Because of my local topography, my normal max range is around 100 SM. However, I pick up the...
  2. I’m in the middle of the large fires in Northern...

    I’m in the middle of the large fires in Northern California and I have not noticed and major changes.
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    Tracking the Google Loons can be very interesting...

    Tracking the Google Loons can be very interesting and can give you an opportunity to test some different equipment.
    HBAL271 is moving slowly at 17 knots and at 61,800 feet, it makes a great test...
  4. FYI double check your FR24 status correctly

    Just a reminder / FYI to double check your FR24 status correctly.
    After the current issues of software crashes, I have been checking my receiver status on the website at...
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    Oblivian Thanks to you and others that have...

    Oblivian
    Thanks to you and others that have posted so many help instructions, I have been able to learn a great deal.
    (Thank for the “monkey see, monkey do post the generous folks have posted)...
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    Heat Map / Range Map Recording Data?

    I’m looking for a simple way to see the how far in different directions I am tracking aircraft.
    Let me repeat “simple” as in it easy for a newbie to install and something that can be uninstalled or...
  7. Thanks for your hard work and effort. Your system...

    Thanks for your hard work and effort. Your system worked great for me to start over after all the issues with the updates.
    For us non-technical users, it is a big help to have you and others helps...
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    I’m not real technical but I’m reading all the...

    I’m not real technical but I’m reading all the post and trying to keep up.

    FR24 tech support had me run:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt remove dump1090-mutability fr24feed
    sudo rm -f...
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    Does the mounting of the antenna act like a...

    Does the mounting of the antenna act like a ground plane / dipole?
    If I understand it correctly, the coax shield is connected to most mounting hardware.
    Disregarding lighting protection for this...
  10. That is a good size load to run on solar. Those...

    That is a good size load to run on solar. Those big “old” 65Ah sealed lead acid batteries are the key to keeping it working.

    Has anyone used a prepaid, small / low power, cell data modem...
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    Looks like NooElec just addressed some of those...

    Looks like NooElec just addressed some of those issues with a new release to “to eliminate issues with USB port occlusion” and “aluminum enclosures to greatly reduce EMI, improve performance, and...
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    For testing, I want to use the best dongle and I...

    For testing, I want to use the best dongle and I from what I have read, my ProStick is the way to go.
    But, I’m thinking about a second dongle just for taking on the road to play with. I don’t know...
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    Thanks for the link, I did some quick testing and...

    Thanks for the link, I did some quick testing and it is working with the ProStick and my tablet.
    This is going to be a handy setup for field testing.
    As noted in the link below, “Terrain plays a...
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    Thanks for the quick response. I see the app...

    Thanks for the quick response.
    I see the app you are using is no longer available?
    Any and all recommendations on hardware and sources as well as apps would be helpful.
    I also see that battery...
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    Mobile use of Pro Stick for field testing

    Thanks to a lot of tips and support from this group, I have a FlightAware Pro Stick on a Raspberry up and working.
    I live in a very hilly area and moving the antenna 50 feet makes major changes to...
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    Abcd567, I would like to ask, most respectfully,...

    Abcd567,
    I would like to ask, most respectfully, why do you have three stations?
    I know you have a great deal of technical knowledge and I’m very grateful for your post that helps us all out so...
  17. I would be interested in hearing about power...

    I would be interested in hearing about power consumption and battery life.
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    Thanks so much for sharing this very helpful...

    Thanks so much for sharing this very helpful script.
    It took about 90 minutes for it to run and I ran it six times yesterday to find the best gain settings.
    The numbers varied on each run but I...
  19. Thanks for the very helpful advice and the great...

    Thanks for the very helpful advice and the great information.

    There are no nearby cell sites but I have a low powered network extender at my house. So far, I cannot see any difference having it...
  20. I don’t want to highjack this thread so please...

    I don’t want to highjack this thread so please let me know if this should be a new post or if one of you experienced guys would start a new thread but I would like to follow on abcd567 post #29...
  21. I’m very grateful for great amount of effort...

    I’m very grateful for great amount of effort abcd4567 and other have put into helping us newbies. Thanks so much for you posting and be assured that they are very helpful and people like me read and...
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