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    Lightbulb Show / Describe your FR24 hardware

    This thread is intended to help newcomers and those starting out with aircraft tracking to get a feel of what DIY hardware modifications or additions can be used outside the usual basic kit items to extend or improve range.

    Please ask posters questions about their setup or for help in replicating some of these in the other thread here http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...cussion-Thread

    The intent is to keep this thread purely for pictures/information about feeders setups. And additions or changes over time to give new users a visual aid of what hardware is often being talked about in chat/posts/on the internet.

    Please use the following template:

    Receiver(s)
    Antenna(s)
    Cables/Connectors
    Pigtail/step down adaptors
    Software
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    Last edited by Oblivian; 2013-07-05 at 01:29.

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    Receiver(s)

    Beast (transponder mouse) FW1.41
    MicroADSB FW10 - Mobile use

    Antenna(s)
    Primary
    DPD Productions 9dB Omni
    http://www.dpdproductions.com/page_vhf_air.html#adsbout

    Backup
    DIY high-gain based on design:
    http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/fo...88df0&start=24

    MicroADSB antenna mobile

    Cables/Connectors

    5m LMR400 with N-Type M/F connectors

    Pigtail/step down adaptors
    .5m N-Type to SMA


    Software
    Planeplotter
    ModeS Logger
    SBS-1 Populate
    ADSMysql Database logging


    Comments
    No roof mount at new house. So on temporary ground stand as shown. Average at current height 150nm. Max 186

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    BTW, whomever runs NZTU1 (or is it NZTU2?, can't remember... one of the Timaru stations anyway), the reach on that is very impressive!
    Both NZTU1 and NZTU2 are using DPD antennas bought from the US and in the case of TU1 I have LMR 400 coax cable with very low loss. Incidentally I am at 650 feet above sea level. I will post a few photos later today to show my setup if it is any help.

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    This is my setup at 650 feet above sea level on the Geraldine Downs.
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    Receiver(s) : Raspberry PI (model B) / R820T dongle.
    Antenna(s) : G7RQG omni directional stacked antenna http://www.modesbeast.com/g7rgq.html
    Cables/Connectors : CELF400 Low loss Coax.
    Software: Dump1090 (http://www.satsignal.eu/Radio/dump1090.html / https://github.com/antirez/dump1090 )

    You can see the dump1090 output here: http://raspiradar.no-ip.biz:8080/


    Screenshots/Pictures:
    IMG_20130723_125403.jpgIMG_20130731_134926.jpgIMG_20130731_134959.jpgIMG_20130803_101015.jpgantenna-range.jpg
    Last edited by JorisGvK; 2013-08-11 at 17:04. Reason: typo error

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    I just set-up and feeding T-EKCH5

    RTL2832/R820T dongle and Raspberry Pi-B with the antenna on my balcony and North is right into my apartment. (the Dongle is hanging in the antenna wire)

    I'm surprised the number and how far I can track planes whit this temporary installation (I have to take in the antenna and dongle when it's raining.)

    The red X is where I live.

    I'm waiting for cable, then I will try to made an antenna DIY.

    Antenna.JPGDump1090.jpgEast.JPGSouth.JPGWest.JPG
    Last edited by attigliano; 2013-08-30 at 12:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JorisGvK View Post
    Receiver(s) : Raspberry PI (model B) / R820T dongle.
    Antenna(s) : G7RQG omni directional stacked antenna http://www.modesbeast.com/g7rgq.html
    Cables/Connectors : CELF400 Low loss Coax.
    Software: Dump1090 (http://www.satsignal.eu/Radio/dump1090.html / https://github.com/antirez/dump1090 )

    You can see the dump1090 output here: http://raspiradar.no-ip.biz:8080/


    Screenshots/Pictures:
    IMG_20130723_125403.jpgIMG_20130731_134926.jpgIMG_20130731_134959.jpgIMG_20130803_101015.jpgantenna-range.jpg
    great setup! i have nearly the same stuff here, and i'm trying to get that installed and running as well.. will be hard because of my less knowledge about the PI, but... i'll see for now, i use my DIY coillinear antenna with a dongle and my netbook, running rtl1090 and the fr feeder.

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    Raspberry Pi (Model B) with Weazy and DUMP1090
    RTL dongle (bought from NooElec) on USB extender cable to roof
    DIY Collinear antenna (8 elements) RG6 cable. No connectors. Joints soldered.
    Antenna height above ground: +- 8m
    Range: 150 - 180 Nmiles
    Photos: http://eons.co.za/FR24/hardware/
    Antenna and dongle installation still work in progress - trying for better range.

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    merci to flight radar 24 2013-04-03 15.52.25.jpg

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    Hi everyone from Toronto, Canada. I setup a webpage dedicated to my FR24 F-CYYZ2 location and installation... Enjoy! : http://ADS-B.ca

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    Hi, here is my setup, I have done much testing and experimenting to find the best setup for me, hope you find it useful.

    I use the Airnav Radarbox receiver and the Radarbox software which works very well. The data is fed to FR24 feeder and on to the server.

    My antenna is a homemade collinear wound onto a f/g cb whip. It is not sealed inside a pvc radome as this detunes the whip quite severly and I have no means to retune with an swr meter. It works very well, except heavy rain will affect the performance, but it returns to normal after 5 or 10 mins when it dries up.
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