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    Hi...I'm new to Raspberry Pi, FlightRadar24, ADS-B, etc....I'm absolutely fascinated by aviation and my experience using FlightRadar24, and because of that I immediately set up my own FR24 feed with an ADS-B USB dongle to contribute to the FR24 network. Everything is working perfectly for several days now.

    Here are my two very basic questions:

    1) In using the FR24 website under the Business Plan that you get for hosting a receiver and feed on a Pi, I was trying to find a way where I can see essentially the default map view but with only my feed's data on it. I'm very curious to see what my receiver is receiving, super-imposed on a map display that shows me only my traffic. Is that what this thread is discussing doing? And the original first post contains the details for installing all of the needed components to do that from a pre-built image, instead of me piecing everything together on my own?

    2) In my "FR24 Feeder Tracked Aircraft" list on the Port 8754 status page in my browser, I see a lot of entries every day that say "Callsign: N/A" and the Lat/Long and Altitude fields are also sometimes N/A but other times some of them contain data. Can someone explain why I'm receiving something from those aircraft, but not enough to identify their Callsign and Lat/Long consistently?

    Any feedback you can give on these intro questions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    John
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    8754 does not give such info which you have listed.

    May be you mean map/aircraft table on 8080?


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    1) You can use Radar View and then under settings enter the local IP of your receiver. That will per default color what you receive in red.

    There is also the local web interface, try http://192.168.x.xx/dump1090 and replace the x.xx with the numbers for your Pi. (no overlay of other data though, only local data)

    2) Aircraft can send up to 30 messages per second containing different pieces of information. One message for example could be altitude. Position is only transmitted twice a second, so it could well be that you are missing the position but getting other details.
    A better antenna or a filter might help with that. (Or moving the antenna outside, which is a huge plus in terms of reception)

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    Hi abcd567....When I go to myip:8754/tracked.html, I see the data in the attached photo flowing onto the "FR24 Feeder Tracked Aircraft List", and it's within that data in the photo that you can see the N/A fields that I'm referring to and the missing Call Signs.
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    @anydanow1:

    "Lat: N/A" and "Long: N/A" and missing Call Signs is very normal thing, as a lot of airplanes do NOT transmit their position data and/or Call Sign. These planes are NOT plotted on map as these lack position data.

    There is nothing wrong in your system. You are not the only one who gets like this. Every one has this.
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    Hi wiedehopf....Thanks for your guidance! I got my IP from ifconfig > wlan0 > inet and it didn't start with 192.168. But once I used the IP I retrieved in combination with /dump1090 after it then a map with my few tracked planes at the time did indeed open. Great! Just what I wanted! (any way to get rid of the "For development purposes only" text on the map?) I then plugged that same IP into localhost in Radar view and saw my red tracked icons there as well. So both methods worked. Thank you! Tomorrow I will move my whole setup to the upstairs of the house and get the antenna at least into a window to improve my reception.

    Have a good night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd567 View Post
    @anydanow1:

    "Lat: N/A" and "Long: N/A" is very normal thing, as a lot of airplanes do NOT transmit their position data.

    You are not the only one who gets like this. Every one has this.

    OK, thanks abcd567. Have a good evening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anydanow1 View Post
    (any way to get rid of the "For development purposes only" text on the map?)
    Are you using the pi24 image right now?

    I would recommend option 3 or option 4 from here: https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...24-Data-Feeder

    In option 3 using dump1090-fa is probably easier than dump1090-mutability 1.15 as the second one needs to be compiled.
    Anyway it is all explained quite well in the thread.

    If you are currently using the sd-card image from this thread then you probably used the DVBT(USB) option in the fr24 configuration. That is the wrong option, it leads to installation of an old version of dump1090 with the mentioned google maps. (the new versions use openstreetmap)

    (/etc/fr24feed.ini should look like this:

    Code:
    receiver="beast-tcp"
    fr24key="xxxxxxx_your_key_xxxxxx"
    host="127.0.0.1:30005"
    bs="no"
    raw="no"
    logmode="1"
    logpath="/var/log/"
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"
    use-http=yes
    http-timeout=20
    )
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiedehopf View Post
    Are you using the pi24 image right now?

    I would recommend option 3 or option 4 from here: https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...24-Data-Feeder

    In option 3 using dump1090-fa is probably easier than dump1090-mutability 1.15 as the second one needs to be compiled.
    Anyway it is all explained quite well in the thread.

    If you are currently using the sd-card image from this thread then you probably used the DVBT(USB) option in the fr24 configuration. That is the wrong option, it leads to installation of an old version of dump1090 with the mentioned google maps. (the new versions use openstreetmap)

    (/etc/fr24feed.ini should look like this:

    Code:
    receiver="beast-tcp"
    fr24key="xxxxxxx_your_key_xxxxxx"
    host="127.0.0.1:30005"
    bs="no"
    raw="no"
    logmode="1"
    logpath="/var/log/"
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"
    use-http=yes
    http-timeout=20
    )
    My SD card came with this Pi kit that I bought for my son the other day and it's running the latest version of Raspbian.

    After getting the Pi up and running, I followed these instructions to install and configure FR24 and get it running with the ADS-B USB stick I bought:

    https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-flightradar24/

    ...and on that page I started in the middle where it says "If you already have Raspbian installed and don’t wish to start from scratch, then this is the best option for you.....". I followed those instructions from the middle of the page down.

    It's all running reliably now...and THEN I found this forum and what seem like better options for viewing my personal receiver data.

    Is there any way to "fix" what I've already done to give me the better looking dump1090-fa output, or do I have to wipe out my whole Pi setup and start from scratch?

    My ini file looks like this:

    receiver="dvbt"
    fr24key="xxxxx my key xxxxx"
    bs="no"
    raw="no"
    logmode="1"
    logpath="/var/log/fr24feed"
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"

    John

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