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  1. Thread: best antenna

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    such a single catch can be also a bad signal from...

    such a single catch can be also a bad signal from somewhere else. My current setup is stable up to 150-160 NM
    And yes, the area in the middle of Germany is always busy. not only that Frankfurt...
  2. Thread: best antenna

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    Search for T-EDFH53, this is my station.

    Search for T-EDFH53, this is my station.
  3. Thread: best antenna

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    But you might not have a professional analyzer to...

    But you might not have a professional analyzer to really measure your cropping efforts ;)

    I didn't go that deep. I just opened the cap at the top and looked inside. For me it works, independent...
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    Nope, it's a single wire inside, optimized...

    Nope, it's a single wire inside, optimized manually for that particular frequency
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    Sure, here we go. The screenshot of the map was...

    Sure, here we go. The screenshot of the map was taken yesterday at approx 3:30pm my time with plenty of traffic.
    The chart is showing the last 24 hours.

    I'm already at my geographical maximum...
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    I just bought an antenna after some DIY attempts....

    I just bought an antenna after some DIY attempts.

    It's not an original Antenna, but built by an enthusiast and adjusted electronically to exactly the required frequency.
    Slightly better than my...
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    I've read about comments to have a better...

    I've read about comments to have a better performance if you use a long USB cable and a short with the stick close to the antenna...
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    Interesting approach, so i did a little google...

    Interesting approach, so i did a little google search.

    Even in Germany many people are thinking about it (with less sun).

    Maybe this is something for you (as it'S in english)
    ...
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    I started directly with the bule Flightaware...

    I started directly with the bule Flightaware Stick (pro plus).
    Even with my indoor antenna, i am almost on the max geographic range.

    As wiedehopf already suggested you can get an external LNA for...
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    Sure, it's not only the antenna. The whole setup...

    Sure, it's not only the antenna. The whole setup must fit.

    And it depends on your environment.
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    Check the forum for a DIY antenna. Good...

    Check the forum for a DIY antenna.
    Good improvement already with little improvement

    I bought the Stick with a little indoor antenna, removed the pin and replaced it with a peace of copper wire on...
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    The best antenna has a length of exactly 69 mm. ...

    The best antenna has a length of exactly 69 mm.
    There are a couple of DIY instructions here in the forum.

    Give it a try it will be a massive increase.
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    I know, i am using it already since our exchange...

    I know, i am using it already since our exchange in a different forum :)
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    For testing purposes if it's really worth...

    For testing purposes if it's really worth spending the time i created today my own Spider based on the option #3 keeping it cheap and simple.

    Below is a picture of the antenna. Please do not...
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    I am running my PiAware with his alternative...

    I am running my PiAware with his alternative dump1090 interface and the 1090graphs where i am totally happy with. Initially i thought about moving to Dump1090 Mutability, but i decided to keep it as...
  16. there's an easier way as the data is stored in a...

    there's an easier way as the data is stored in a directory including 120 history files for the last 60 minutes:

    /run/dump1090-fa


    In this folder you will find the aircraft.json plus the 120...
  17. To avoid misunderstandings for beginners: The...

    To avoid misunderstandings for beginners: The graphs do have a web interface which can be launched by http://<Raspi-IP>/graphs1090 or http://<Raspi-IP>/perf
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    As long as they are not too close, it should not...

    As long as they are not too close, it should not be an issue.

    I have my antenna indoor in my home office under the roof. Right beside my house there's another one with same height.
    But neither...
  19. Thread: Airline logos

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    Showing the logo beside the aircraft is not...

    Showing the logo beside the aircraft is not possible on FR24.
    This feature would be available on the page of a competitor, but i do not see it as reasonable, because they are simply too small and...
  20. Thread: change settings

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    Based on the specs the Pi throttles if the...

    Based on the specs the Pi throttles if the temperature reaches a maximum.

    I am using a Pi 3 B with small heat sinks in a case. With four different feeders the CPU utilization is below 15% and the...
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    That's normal A steady light shows the...

    That's normal

    A steady light shows the operation mode of the device
    The yellow light is flashing on network activity.

    Mine is working that way without any issues, feeding several sites
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    Friend of mine does have the same problem. He's...

    Friend of mine does have the same problem.
    He's located in Vienna, not far away from VIE airport. However he's not able to see any aircrafts below a certain level of altitude due to his bad...
  23. Thread: change settings

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    Tests of heat sinks have shown that they can...

    Tests of heat sinks have shown that they can bring the temp down by 5-10░
    Leaving the case open can cause problems with dust and dirt
  24. Thread: change settings

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    I am using a P3 B in a normal environment (25░)....

    I am using a P3 B in a normal environment (25░). The CPU shows a temperature of 55-58░ inside the case. Removing the cover brings it down to 48-50░
    I do not use an active fan, only the heat sink
  25. Thread: change settings

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    I am using the blue FR pro plus stick, equipment...

    I am using the blue FR pro plus stick, equipment is located in my home office under the roof
    Even with that hot weeks the stick is getting hand warm (outside surface) with a good traffic to be...
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