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    Flight attendant
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    Jul 2014
    Dundee, Scotland

    New Part Time Hardware Setup Advise

    I've been a subscribed member of FR24 for some time now and would like take the next step towards getting my first hardware setup to run from home.

    I've browsed the forums and, admittedly, found there to be so much useful information out there that it became a little overwhelming!

    I'm considering the Raspberry Pi 3 board setup, but really have no idea on suitable antenna receivers and I've never used Raspberry Pi hardware/software before.

    I'd like the system to be able to receive ADS-B and to contribute towards MLAT coverage too.

    As the Pi 3 has Wi-Fi, will it be possible to run the system standalone? For example, can I set the hardware up in a loft to maximize reception for example? Would this still allow me to view/contribute data?

    I'll be happy to contribute any data I can to the FR network, however I can't guarantee 24/7 up-time and the receiving antenna won't be external with 360 line of horizon sight etc, so not ideal.

    My total budget will be around 150 GBP but this is flexible.

    As I can't meet the criteria to apply for a free receiver, is it possible to purchase the receiver equipment as an alternative?

    Thanks in advance!

    Last edited by Graeme2812; 2016-08-07 at 17:16. Reason: Added/Edited budget.

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