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    SBS is just a pain, no matter the sd-card image.

    I assume you have a rtl-sdr compatible DVB-T stick now?
    Have you tried using a piaware sd-card and install fr24feed on top?

    It will involve some use of the console, but i would encourage you to give it another try.

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    Yes, all is good now, but ever so tiresome. There must be a way for FR24 to sell a SD card to suit DVB-T stick etc, all nicely preloaded.... anyways I don't wish to waste people's time. Thanks to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiedehopf View Post
    SBS is just a pain, no matter the sd-card image.
    Those of us with SBS receivers would disagree. The only "pain" is using it to feed FR24.

    It's still one of the most reliable Mode-S receivers ever made and, in my opinion, has the most customisable user interface - BaseStation.
    My SBS is still working flawlessly, 14 years since I bought it.
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    I find the Rpi a lot more convenient than having to run a laptop 24/7 .. so Im happy for the change. But as others, the lack of interest by FR24 to facilitate their users by keeping their image and signup software updated, amazes me.

    Are you just using the SBS for local viewing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LN-MOW View Post
    Are you just using the SBS for local viewing?
    If this question's for me the answer is "Yes". BaseStation is my map/list GUI of choice. I don't share my SBS data with anyone - now.

    I have dedicated feeders for FlightAware and FR24 plus a couple of RPis as well. My AirNav RadarBox is "in a box", out of sight.

    I'm not (normally) interested in flights outside my local area. But I value the free FR24 Business and FlightAware's Enterprise accounts as aids to my local tracking.
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    PI24 Image: Problems of Novice users

    • The activation page malfunctions, and does not list the new station. Instead it throws user to another page which asks user to SSH and issue a Linux command. A large number of users are not familiar with Linux and command-line. They don't know how to SSH. They also don't know how to copy-paste command, so they type the command, make all sorts of typing mistakes, and fail to activate.

    • Even if someone succeed to SSH and copy-paste their bash command, it often fails due to GPG key problem.

    • After lot of struggle and multiple attempts, if someone succeeds in adding email, feeder key, and other details to the PI24 image, it fails to save the feeder key in the file /etc/fr24feed.ini, and activation fails. The reason is that PI24's file system often gets mounted as read-only. Reboot does not solve the problem.
      The solution is to first issue command sudo mount -o remount,rw / then issue the command fr24feed --signup.

    • The Pi24 image serves a darkened Google map with water marks "for development only" at IP-of-PI/dump1090/gmap.html. Reason is that it uses an outdated version (1.14) of dump1090-mutability. Solution here:

      PI24: Replace dump1090 v1.14 -> pre-build package of dump1090 v1.15



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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveller View Post
    Anmer you are correct.

    I had a feed in Port Moresby PNG (Windows) which was T-AYPY1, and was 90% more reliable than F-AYPY1 which was offline most of the time. And still is most unreliable. I spent heaps on SBS1, SBS3, SBS Puck, (my own choice, $1500+) and it's all useless, which is disappointing.
    Didn't one of you alternate your feeder between POM and Dunk Island?

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