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    Help Setting Up Flightradar24 Software

    Hey everyone,

    I have been trying so hard to setup the FR24 software for feeding, but I can't get it to work. My RTL data is working good and I'm getting lots of action. Could anyone help me in showing me how to install the FR24 software for Windows? I think it may be an issue with the libusbk.dll download. What option do I choose?

    Thanks!

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    How are you feeding data to the FR24 port?

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    With a DVBT USB Stick and the RTL1090 software.

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    You'll need to read the guide very carefully that is on the download page..

    You either configure the FR24 software to collect pre-processed AVR data and output from RTL, or you run FR24 on its own - it has RTLsoftware built in.

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    @Oblivian-- Thank you so much! I had both RTL1090 and FR24 running at the same time, and that was my problem. You fixed a days worth of figuring out what to do!

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    I am pretty confused on this one and need some clarification.

    I was feeding data a few years ago but other stuff got in the way and I am trying to get it running again.

    My setup was a dongal, RTL1090 and ABSscope.

    All that still works but I can't seem to get it to feed or prove that it is feeding.

    I downloaded the current feed software and dump 1090 but nothing seems to work as it should.

    I notice the caution in this thread about running RTL1090 and FR24 at the same time and a ref to read a guide carefully which I can't seem to find.

    Anyway, if I turn off RTL1090, the FR24 seems to be doing something now but it's not obvious what that is.

    When I click on the green triangles and try to open web status, it will not open the local host. I believe this is how I determine if it is really feeding.

    If this is actually working, how do I view the aircraft radar view? Can I still use ABSscope or is there a better way?

    Thanks,

    Jack, Marengo, Il

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    Assuming you're using Windows
    In ADSBScope, choose other>network>network setup
    Set up raw data server feed port to whatever (it might say 7777, leave it on that)
    Close window, then choose other>network>raw data server active (last choice in list)
    Start RTL1090 as normal (I use ModeSDeco2, it's a better decoder)

    Open a command window (Window Key+R, then type "CMD" without quotes)
    CD to the directory where FR24feed.exe is such as CD c:\airplanes\FR24
    type FR24feed --reconfigure (double dash and then reconfigure, this will open FR24 in configuration mode)
    You will see some choices, choose option 4 (AVR compatible) then choose Netork connection (choice 1)
    Enter IP address which will be 127.0.0.1
    Enter port number which will be 7777
    Continue to fill in the other fields as you want them and exit, then restart program (just type FR24feed.exe without the --reconfigure part) and enter email and key and it should start working with data coming from ADSBScope instead of directly from dongle

    Too bad FR24 doesn't supply these directions for those who want to use another logging program such as ADSBScope or Virtual Radar Server

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    You can also set up FR24 to control the dongle (choice 1 instead of 4) and then in the output parts of the setup below that, choose a port number for output and set up ADSBScope to use that port in its client side same as you do with RTL1090.

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    Thanks for your help but I need more help now because I learned something since posting my last.

    Seems like just running the new fr24 feed without the rtl1090 not only works out of the box but it makes some very interesting information available that does not seem to be there using the old program and rtl1090.

    So I am not sure if your response answered my needs but I probably need a step by step now that I know what I want which is:

    To run the new fr24feed and connect this to adsbscope to display the aircraft that are reaching my antenna only in addition to sending the data to FR.

    It's not clear to me what the 3 different ports do or how to assign them.

    Thanks for your help,

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9act View Post
    Thanks for your help but I need more help now because I learned something since posting my last.

    Seems like just running the new fr24 feed without the rtl1090 not only works out of the box but it makes some very interesting information available that does not seem to be there using the old program and rtl1090.

    So I am not sure if your response answered my needs but I probably need a step by step now that I know what I want which is:

    To run the new fr24feed and connect this to adsbscope to display the aircraft that are reaching my antenna only in addition to sending the data to FR.

    It's not clear to me what the 3 different ports do or how to assign them.

    Thanks for your help,

    Jack
    Correct. And Sounds like you have done most of what he mentions in the first part to get FR24 going as the primary receiver software. Now you configure ADSBScope to listen to basic data and show it in a list.

    Be warned, you may miss some data that the software filters - the method there is to run 1090 and use instructions in manual

    Configure fr24feed software outputs as per manual

    3.2 Running FR24 decoder side by side with your own software
    There might be occasions when you want to run your own software side by side with the
    FR24 decoder. The most common reason is missing some advanced features like
    visualisation and local flight database or being able to see more aircraft even when their
    position is not 100% certain.
    For all the supported receivers, except the DVBT stick, the easiest way to go is to
    configure FR24 Decoder as the primary processing application and then configure the
    software of your choice to connect to it using TCP. To do so, please go to FR24 Settings
    by accessing http://localhost:8754/settings.html on the machine decoder runs on and
    enable RAW data feed, then save settings and restart the decoder. The next step is
    configuring your software to access RAW data. Below you will find two example
    configurations, one using the adsbSCOPE and the other using Virtual Radar Client.
    Virtual Radar Server
    Please go to Tools->Options menu, then select Receivers from the tree view on the left
    and configure the connection as follows:
    Data source: AVR or Beast Raw Feed
    Connection type: Network
    Reconnect at startup: yes
    Address: localhost (when running FR24 decoder on the same machine) or IP address of
    the computer running FR24 decoder.
    Port: 30334
    Then select “Tools->Reconnect to Data Feed->Receiver” to activate data flow.

    adsbSCOPE
    Please select “Other->Network->Network Config” from the top menu bar then configure
    In case of the DVBT stick it is better to use another approach as some data is filtered out
    at an early signal processing stage. To do so, you will need to configure dump1090 to
    access your DVBT dongle directly (please refer to dump1090 manual) and enable
    networking by adding “--net” parameter to the command line. After you start dump1090
    you can configure FR24 Decoder to use its RAW data stream. Please go to
    http://localhost:8754/settings.html and change receiver type to AVR (TCP) entering
    “localhost:30002” in the Host/IP field. Then save settings and restart decoder
    RAW-data-client section as follows:

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