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  1. Thread: best antenna

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    Totally understand. My maximum theoretical range...

    Totally understand. My maximum theoretical range is about 220nm depending on the direction. I live in a city very close to some mountains on two sides. So I get great range to the South and West (so...
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    250+ nm?! Consider it done.

    250+ nm?! Consider it done.
  3. Thread: best antenna

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    Two more questions for you hardware experts... ...

    Two more questions for you hardware experts...


    How much of a difference does RG8 coax make over the more commonly available RG6? I know the technical difference of 75ohms vs 50ohms, but I don't...
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    Yep, that's exactly right - and no worries! I got...

    Yep, that's exactly right - and no worries! I got it all working now, thanks for your help!
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    This did the trick. I went into the FR24...

    This did the trick. I went into the FR24 settings, clicked "save", clicked "reboot", and then checked the .ini file. The changes had been erased. Thanks for the insight!
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    I installed the FlightAware feeder, not the...

    I installed the FlightAware feeder, not the FlightRadar24 feeder. The FlightAware installation didn't ask for any new information - I just re-configured the receiver, the TCP port, and the IP...
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    Yeah, the changes are still there after I save,...

    Yeah, the changes are still there after I save, exit, and re-open. I'll try to replicate the problem tonight. FWIW, I did just re-install the FlightAware feeder, which required a reboot, and that's...
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    I'm not on a fr24 sd-card image, I built it from...

    I'm not on a fr24 sd-card image, I built it from scratch (stretch). Here's a screenshot of the outputs of all three of those commands:

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    Looks to me like the file is read/write? I'm at...
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    Running into a new issue... that fix works, but...

    Running into a new issue... that fix works, but my edits seem to be erased after changing anything within my setup on my Pi. Even though I save it and reboot every time. Any ideas as to why my edits...
  10. Thread: best antenna

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    Thanks! Also, I’m looking for input on...

    Thanks!

    Also, I’m looking for input on mounting solutions. Basically I need to figure out how to securely attach my antenna mast to the side of my building without drilling any holes (renting an...
  11. Cool workaround! I went about it a bit...

    Cool workaround! I went about it a bit differently because I've already got a VPN into my home network with the help of a pi-hole server running on a Pi Zero W. My phone and my computer (when outside...
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    Good advice, thanks! Just straightened out my...

    Good advice, thanks! Just straightened out my radials, added 4 more to make it an 8-legged spider, and I'm already seeing an improvement. I'll post back with results after a few days.
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    Delved into this thread a few weeks ago, and...

    Delved into this thread a few weeks ago, and started out with a cantenna for my first DIY antenna build. Surprisingly good results! Got about 160nm range from my south-facing apartment window.

    So,...
  14. I'm not a pilot, so this is purely speculation,...

    I'm not a pilot, so this is purely speculation, but I would bet that if a flight starts squawking 7700, it first contacts the center control for whatever region it's currently in. There are 20 of...
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    UTC vs Local Time

    I have searched high and low for a solution to this, and maybe there just isn't one, but is there any way to display my feeder radar's data with its local time zone vs. the UTC time?

    I know... I...
  16. Thanks to the OP for the wealth of info in this...

    Thanks to the OP for the wealth of info in this thread! I’ve successfully built my first RPi receiver from source, and it’s feeding properly to FR. However, I want to install this dev version to play...
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