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    You can, but some like to compare hardware side by side in a test environment (and there was/is? providers that contractually restrict who you send data to from their hardware)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealth View Post
    You can feed multiple websites from one RPi using just the one antenna.
    Thank you, it is what I am doing with my RPi indeed.
    Maybe my question was not clear.
    Is the result better if you use the original company receiver or is it the same if you use a RPi?
    I believe the result should be exactly the same because I believe its only the antenna that masters.
    Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirlinerSpotter View Post
    Thank you, it is what I am doing with my RPi indeed.
    Maybe my question was not clear.
    Is the result better if you use the original company receiver or is it the same if you use a RPi?
    I believe the result should be exactly the same because I believe it’s only the antenna that masters.
    Am I right?
    That would depend on the quality of the receiver, its sensitivity, filtering etc etc. Remember that the RPi in the ADSB sense is only as good as the receiver device you attach to it, after all it is just a computer.

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    Great ideas and pictures everyone! I am wanting to build my own outdoor box but I just am not sure if it needs to be 100% waterproof and enclosed or if it needs vents and or a fan? I live in the US in Oklahoma and the box would be facing the west side of the apartment getting the PM sun where our temps outside reach ~100F/~38C with relatively low humidity. We are currently heading towards fall/winter so our hot days are mostly gone already.

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    Dear Kenny,

    I have described my equipment here https://forum.flightradar24.com/thre...ll=1#post92475. As you can see all the electric components are stored in the case of a derelict PSU. The fan works with 5V from the power source to prevent overheating (dump1090 causes about 20-40% CPU load to the Raspberry Pi). I stored it outside, but in a dry and roofed place. Due to the permanent ventilation, some dust accumulates inside the case over the time (I have disassembled it recently). I suggest using a grounded metal case to prevent QRM.

    Kind regards from Karlsruhe, Germany!

    73 Michael

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    My ADSB setup - T-LIRN24

    Hi Guys!
    This is my first post and i want to show you my setup.
    The only thing i'll change is the antenna position.

    Hardware used:
    Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (3A power supply)
    Dump1090 provided by Flightradar24 (i use my own API to show the map without the limitations)
    Generic RTL-SDR Dongle (R820T2 Chip) + stock mini antenna
    USB extension cord
    Ferrite bead
    Gewiss Junction box 240x140x90 (Model GW44208)
    Power Cable, white color.
    Black clips with adhesive tape to maintain the cables firm.

    My Flightradar24 radar name is T-LIRN24
    Airport: Naples, Italy

    Currently my maximum range is of 90nm

    I'll put my antenna on the attic to improve it!

    How can i show some pictures?
    Cheers!
    Last edited by IZ8292SWL; 2018-11-29 at 15:16.

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