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    Quote Originally Posted by matysldn View Post
    You are living at the end of the world so everything will take some time to arrive You better wait and order Pro stick plus otherwise you will end up with $53 plus $24 and still not sure if Chinese will work for you.

    I've got this:
    Link - not sure if link will work for you
    Yes maty, your link worked ok, that was the dongle I found. May or may not do the job. Big difference in price for the probably Chinese built Flightaware version.

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    Correct, there are several sticks which are either not working or where the hardware inside is not what it should be.

    I would simply take a bit more money and buy a better stick. At the end you pay twice

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    Agree magnum. I will simply wait until the middle of October. Australia is still quite slow in many ways.

    However, is what I can do is 'play' with my new raspberry. If I am going to feed the Fr24 site, I need to load an operating system onto my micro card, then the software from FR24..need to go and work out the best solution. Ummm, seems this is the latest version of getting started. https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...ickStart-Guide

    Without the dongle, can't go too far.
    Last edited by POR911; 2019-09-21 at 00:43. Reason: later thought

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    If you really want to play and learn about your Raspberry, do not use the FR24 image, but a regular OS downloaded for your raspberry. The FR24 scripts can be installed afterwards on top of it.

    Using the FR24 image (or any other image which contain a feeder software, e.g. Flightradar) is good if you want to get it running quick and without additional work.
    I started that way and two weeks later i decided to get my Raspi installed from scratch with core OS.

    Without a compatible stick, your journey ends at Step 5 on the tutorial in your link

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum View Post
    If you really want to play and learn about your Raspberry, do not use the FR24 image, but a regular OS downloaded for your raspberry. The FR24 scripts can be installed afterwards on top of it.
    This is a really good advise.

    I also recommend writing Raspbian Lite image to micro SD card, then adding data feeders. This image can be downloaded from here:

    http://raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    Please also see this guide:

    How to Feed Data to Multiple Sites - A Brief Guide

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    Last edited by abcd567; 2019-09-21 at 07:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd567 View Post
    This is a really good advise.

    I also recommend writing Raspbian Lite image to micro SD card, then adding data feeders. This image can be downloaded from here:

    http://raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    Please also see this guide:

    How to Feed Data to Multiple Sites - A Brief Guide

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    Excellent advice Magnum and abc. After reading many of the forum comments, I want to arrive at the ideal end result first time, rather than...ummm, 'how do I get over this issue', and start rebuilding. As an absolute beginner to feeding and the RPi, this advice is invaluable.

    So, looking at the link....is the idea to:

    1. Write the Raspian Lite image to the micro SD card. Do I need Etcher for this? When done, I have an operating system on the card for the RPi to use as its basis of operations.
    2. Do I need 'putty' or... to get my desktop mouse and keyboard to talk to RPi. I will use a fixed line from my router to the RPi.
    3. When I get my dongle and antenna set up, as I want to start with FR24, Do I load the command...sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - https://repo-feed.flightradar24.com/install_fr24_rpi.sh)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by POR911 View Post
    1. Write the Raspian Lite image to the micro SD card. Do I need Etcher for this? When done, I have an operating system on the card for the RPi to use as its basis of operations.
    Yes, Etcher or Win32DiskImager, any one of these two is OK and required.


    Quote Originally Posted by POR911 View Post
    2. Do I need 'putty' or... to get my desktop mouse and keyboard to talk to RPi. I will use a fixed line from my router to the RPi.
    Either SSH using PuTTY, or connect a Monitor & Keyboard to RPi.
    Using fixed line is better than using WiFi.


    Quote Originally Posted by POR911 View Post
    3. When I get my dongle and antenna set up, as I want to start with FR24, Do I load the command...sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - https://repo-feed.flightradar24.com/install_fr24_rpi.sh)"
    YES


    Browse this thread also.
    Raspberry Pi (B+, Zero, RPi2, RPi3 & RPi4) - Installation instructions for Raspbian, Dump1090 & Data Feeder

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd567 View Post
    Yes, Etcher or Win32DiskImager, any one of these two is OK and required.




    Either SSH using PuTTY, or connect a Monitor & Keyboard to RPi.
    Using fixed line is better than using WiFi.



    YES


    Browse this thread also.
    Raspberry Pi (B+, Zero, RPi2, RPi3 & RPi4) - Installation instructions for Raspbian, Dump1090 & Data Feeder

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    You just keep on giving.......Perfect links

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    Quote Originally Posted by POR911 View Post
    You just keep on giving.......Perfect links
    Which can be found on searching

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    Just get Raspbian Buster Lite running on your RPi and familiarize yourself how to use Putty to connect to it.

    Here you get the image, choose the Lite image: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    If you are starting without keyboard/screen connected, you can use step3 here https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...te-access/ssh/ to enable SSH.
    It's easiest to start using a Ethernet cable. After switching on the RPi, you'll need to check the router to find out the IP address.
    Then connect as explained here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...ssh/windows.md

    After having connected, you can use raspi-config to further configure the Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/document...aspi-config.md

    Now you should be ready to install feed software

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