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Raspberry Pi or Linux box with dump1090 (or PiAware)

A short tutorial to show you how you can contribute to http://www.radar.wiganpi.co.uk virtual radar server.

Download and install WiganPI client

sudo su -
sudo bash
cd /usr/bin
wget https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/downloads/wiganpi.sh
chmod 755 wiganpi.sh

Start WiganPI client

/usr/bin/wiganpi.sh &

For automatic start of WiganPI client after reboot edit your /etc/rc.local file and add:

/usr/bin/wiganpi.sh &

Should you need any further support request help via the contact us email or sign up to our forum https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/forum and create a thread.

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How-to Install AcarsDeco2 on Pi2 or Pi3 already running Raspbian Stretch and dump1090 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/how-to-install-acarsdeco2-on-pi2-or-pi3-running-raspbian-stretch-and-dump1090/ https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/how-to-install-acarsdeco2-on-pi2-or-pi3-running-raspbian-stretch-and-dump1090/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:26:32 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1658 How-to Install AcarsDeco2 on Pi2 or Pi3 running Raspbian Stretch and dump1090 (mutability or fa) NOTE: You will need TWO DVB-T Dongles, one for dump1090 and other for AcarsDeco2 Configuration A – 1 Pi + 2 dongles One Pi running both dump1090 AND acars – needs two dongles, dongle #1 for dump1090, dongle #2 for […]

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How-to Install AcarsDeco2 on Pi2 or Pi3 running Raspbian Stretch and dump1090 (mutability or fa)

NOTE: You will need TWO DVB-T Dongles, one for dump1090 and other for AcarsDeco2

Configuration A – 1 Pi + 2 dongles
One Pi running both dump1090 AND acars – needs two dongles, dongle #1 for dump1090, dongle #2 for acars.

Configuration B – 2 Pi + 2 Dongles
Pi #1 + Dongle #1- running acars ONLY.
Pi #2 + Dongle #2 – running dump1090 ONLY.

In this configuration, no need to serialize (step-3).
Also in steps 5 and 6.2, omit –device index 1

IMPORTANT NOTE:
sergsero’s post giving 3 important points missed in this How-to.

Hi,

abcd567, thank you very much for the detailed instructions.

I would just like to add a few point.

  • Commonly used RTL-SDR dongles do not have the Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXO) so in settings you need to specify a value frequency correction (frequency offset in PPM) which is unique to each dongle. The program has the special option: –freq-correction <value>, for example, –freq-correction 62.
    Oscillators and other frequency control devices specify their frequency variation in units of parts per million (PPM). For example, 62 PPM of 131.725 MHz represents a variation in frequency of 8166.95 kHz.
    Use general software like SDR# and tune to a known signal like ACARS, ATIS or a trunking channel that you know the frequency of. Then adjust the PPM offset in SDR# so that your signal lines up with the known frequency. Record this PPM value and use it in acarsdeco2. Before operating make sure you let the dongle warm up for a ~ twenty-thirty minutes so the PPM stabilizes.
  • When using an high performance antenna, setting maximum gain (49.6) may be excessive. As a result, there is existing a risk of overloading the RF amplifier’s stage with a strong signal.
    I am suggesting that it would be better to determine the optimal value of required gain in the specific conditions. Typically, this value is in the range 25.4 – 38.6 (for dongle with Rafael Micro R820T/T2 tuner). The program has the special option: –gain <value>, for example, –gain 38.6.
  • If you enable using an additional data from external files (basestation.sqb, flightroute.sqb and the like) the question marks in the table will be replaced by the corresponding data about the aircraft.

Best regards,
sergsero

STEP-1, ALTERNATIVE-1
1.1.1 – Download on Desktop/Laptop, the  AcarsDeco2 file from http://xdeco.org/?page_id=30

Raspberry Pi 2/3 (Broadcom SoC BCM2836/37 ARMv7 Quad Core) Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.0 (Stretch):
acarsdeco2_rpi2-3_deb9_20180603.tgz

1.1.2 – Copy the downloaded file acarsdeco2_rpi2-3_deb9_20180603.tgz to RPi’s folder /home/pi using WinSCP or FileZilla

1.1.3  – In RPi, create a folder acars to hold AcarsDeco2 files, and move the file acarsdeco2_rpi2-3_deb9_20180603.tgz into it


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cd ~/
sudo mkdir acars
sudo mv acarsdeco2_rpi2-3_deb9_20180603.tgz  acars/ 

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STEP-1, ALTERNATIVE-2
1.2.1  – In RPi, create a folder acars to hold AcarsDeco2 files


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sudo mkdir  acars 
1.2.2 - I have uploaded acarsdeco2_rpi2-3_deb9_20180603.tgz to my DropBox account. Using wget command , you can directly download it from my Drop-Box to RPi and save it in newly created folder acars

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STEP-2
2.1 – Move into folder acars


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2.2 – Extract downloaded .tgz file


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The above command will give following output


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acarsdeco2
acarsdeco2.readme
acars_signals_sdrsharp_ppm_error_corr_1.jpg
LICENSE.MIT
datasets/
datasets/aircrafts_p.txt
datasets/acars_mls.txt
datasets/aircrafts_s.txt
datasets/airlines.txt
STEP-3

3.1 – Serialize two DVB-T / Prostick dongles
Dongle 1 (for dump1090-mutability): Serial # 00000000
Dongle 2 (for AcarsDeco2): Serial # 00000001

Instruction to serialize are here:
How to Change Serial Number of Dongle

3.2 – After Serialization is done, plug Both Dongles in Pi

3.3 – Reboot Pi


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STEP-4 Check what AcarsDeco2 has detected as DVB-T / Prostick dongles available and their serial numbers

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./acarsdeco2 --device-list

The above command will give following output


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AcarSDeco2 v.20180603
Available Devices:
 0 mnf: Realtek prod: RTL2832U serial: 00000000
 1 mnf: Realtek prod: RTL2832UFA serial: 00000001

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STEP-5; Run AcarsDeco2 Manually


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./acarsdeco2 --device-index 1 --gain 49.6 --freq 131550000 131725000 --http-port 8686 &amp;

The above command will give following output


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AcarSDeco2 v.20180603
Using device:  1 mnf: Realtek prod: RTL2832UFA serial: 00000001
Sampling rate: 1400000.018544 sps
Supported Gains (dB):  0.0 0.9 1.4 2.7 3.7 7.7 8.7 12.5 14.4 15.7 16.6 19.7 20.7 22.9 25.4 28.0 29.7 32.8 33.8 36.4 37.2 38.6 40.2 42.1 43.4 43.9 44.5 48.0 49.6
Freq: 131.637 MHz
Freq Correction: 0 ppm
Gain: 49.6 dB
Trying to use 16 buffers in memory explicitly allocated to support zero-copy

STEP-6 : Automated start at boot / reboot
6.1 – Create a blank file ad2.sh, make it executable, and open it for editing


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sudo touch ad2.sh
sudo chmod +x  ad2.sh
sudo nano ad2.sh

6.2 – Copy-paste following code in new blank file ad2.sh


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/home/pi/acars/./acarsdeco2
 --device-index 1
 --gain 49.6
 --freq 131550000 131725000
 --http-port 8686

6.3 – Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x)

6.4 – Open file rc.local for editing


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6.5 – Copy-paste following line in file rc.local just above last line (i.e. just above exit 0)


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6.6 – Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x)

6.7 – Reboot Pi for automated start of AcarsDeco2


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STEP-7
IP-OF-PI:8686

LOG

FLIGHTS

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How To Feed And Receive Data From ADSBHub Using Virtual Radar Server https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/how-to-feed-and-receive-data-from-adsbhub-using-virtual-radar-server/ https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/how-to-feed-and-receive-data-from-adsbhub-using-virtual-radar-server/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:30:55 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1652 This tutorial may be a little long winded but to receive data from adsb hub you firstly have to send data to them. For the purpose and ease of this tutorial i will use virtual radar server. How to feed ADS-B data to ADSBHub? ADS-B data sharing with ADSBHub is easy. First, you have to […]

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This tutorial may be a little long winded but to receive data from adsb hub you firstly have to send data to them. For the purpose and ease of this tutorial i will use virtual radar server.

How to feed ADS-B data to ADSBHub?

ADS-B data sharing with ADSBHub is easy. First, you have to operate your own ADS-B receiving station. It can vary from a cheap £10 TV tuner dongle to a professional ADS-B receiver like no-elec or flightaware dongles. After your ADS-B station is live the process of joining ADSHub takes just few minutes and after proper configuration you will see your data at our stats page. Just follow the steps below.

  • Step 1 – Registration (you first need to register on the adsbhub website, details below)
  • Step 2 – Configuration of your ADS-B receiver/software
  • Step 3 – Adding your ADS-B station to ADSBHub

Registration

  1. Open http://www.adsbhub.org/register.php and fill your registration data.
  2. After submitting registration form you will receive an email message with an activation link. Click on the link or copy it into your browser to activate your account. If you do not receive the activation message please check your Spam folder. If you still have problems send us a message via our contact form and we will take care for your registration.
  3. Activation link will automatically login you to ADSBHub. You can also login manually by entering your email and password.
  4. After login click on “Settings” button and check your profile data. Your nickname is the only personal information which will be visible to public. We do not share any of your personal details!
  5. Section “Data Access” below your profile data contains the IP addresses which you will use to access ADSBHub services and retrieve the aggregated feed. You can always change or add IP addresses (up to 4).

Configuration of your ADS-B receiver/software

ADSBHub currently supports incoming raw Beast hex format or SBS/30003 data. Your station may act as TCP client or server.

In client mode your station has to create TCP connection to data.adsbhub.org , TCP port 5001 and start streaming. For security reasons we require the IP address (or hostname) of your station to be correctly set in our database (see next section). If you do not have static IP address you can use any dynamic DNS service and to provide us your DynDNS hostname.

In server mode you should provide your static IP address and TCP port and we will take care to create
TCP connection to you. After establishing the connection your station should start streaming. Don’t forget to enable incoming TCP connections from data.adsbhub.org in this case!

We firstly need to create a new rebroadcast server.

Enter a name :~ ADSBHub

Select which receiver/dongle will upload the data from your virtual radar server local install.

Choose the Format, id suggest Compressed VRS,

Select the push feed option(tick the check box)

Enter the address data.adsbhub.org

Enter the port number 5001

Untick  send keep alive packets.

Set idle timeout to 300 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Adding your ADS-B station to ADSBHub

Open ADSBHub (www.adsbhub.org) with your browser and login to your account.

Click on “Settings” button.

Next to your “Profile” tab you will see “New Station” tab. Click on it.

Enter the following data:

  • Station name – the name of your station, very useful if you have many stations added to ADSBHub.
  • Country, Location – the place where the station is located (name of the city, airport etc.)
  • Latitude, Longitude – we need these coordinates to calculate and display statistics data of your station correctly
  • Feeder Type – upon your choice
  • Data Protocol – Raw, SBS or Compressed VRS depending on your station protocol. If you use Virtual Radar Server we recommend Compressed VRS for bandwidth saving.
  • Station mode – Client or Server (please read step 2 for more details)
  • Station Host(IP) – IP address or host name of your station
  • TCP port – for server mode we need the TCP port of your station

After clicking on “Save” button your station will be added to your account and you will be able to check its operation at “Statistics” page.

How to get  ADS-B data feed from ADSBHub?

After adsbhub system receives your live ADS-B data we will automatically enable incoming TCP connections from your IP address to our server. The data format provided via TCP connection is the popular SBS (30003) format which is supported by many free applications or can be easily processed by all programming languages.

You can easily receive the aggregated feed via TCP connection to VRS:

First in vrs create a new receiver, in my example adsbhub

Format – Compressed VRS

Address- data.adsbhub.net

Port- 5002

Untick send keep alive packets

Idle timeout set to 300 seconds

Note: The TCP port is opened only for hosts (IP addresses) configured at your profile page!

Thats it, your now all set to receive data from adsb hub.

TERMS OF USE

1) Every ADSBHub user has to share data feed at least one ADS-B station.
However, sharing of more ADS-B sources will be highly appreciated.

2) Every ADSBHub user will receive the aggregated feed of all data sources received from all other ADSBHub users.

3) There are no restrictions on how the users will use the data.
Everybody is allowed to publish the data for free or to use it for commercial purposes.

4) ADSBHub is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any loss caused by technical failures or data feeds with bad quality.

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If you have virtual radar server on a local pc/laptop then you can receive data from adsb exchange.

In virtual radar server create a new receiver and give it a name for instance adsb exchange.

Next set the format needs setting to JSON.

Untick push receiver.

Next ad the Address which is pub-vrs.adsbexchange.com

Set the Port Number to 32001 (we can change the port number to change the update delay)

Live Data via TCP Connection

To retrieve Live data via a TCP connection, connect to pub-vrs.adsbexchange.com on port 32001, or one of the ports below for a slower update rate. The 1 second update rate requires 1.5 – 2 mbps of bandwidth during busy times.

  • Port 32001 – 1 second updates (realtime)
  • Port 32005 – 5 second updates
  • Port 32010 – 10 second updates
  • Port 32015 – 15 second updates
  • Port 32030 – 30 second updates

Untick send keep alive packets.

Save and Exit.

Thats it, you are now able to receive data from adsb exchange to your virtual radar server install. To view the feed just select the adsb exchange receiver from the options menu.

 

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What is ADS-B and how it works? https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/what-is-ads-b-and-how-it-works/ https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/what-is-ads-b-and-how-it-works/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:08:30 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1647 ADS-B system is hardware equipment installed onboard aircraft and it transmits automatically the location (latitude, longitude) of the aircraft and its movement data (speed, heading, altitude) via a digital data link (1090 MHz). These transmissions are received and can be used by other aircraft and traffic control centers to display the aircraft’s position its movement […]

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ADS-B system is hardware equipment installed onboard aircraft and it transmits automatically the location (latitude, longitude) of the aircraft and its movement data (speed, heading, altitude) via a digital data link (1090 MHz). These transmissions are received and can be used by other aircraft and traffic control centers to display the aircraft’s position its movement without the need for radar.

ADS-B system determines the position of the aircraft using GPS. The transmitter broadcasts that position, heading and speed at regular intervals. Transmitted packets also include the aircraft’s identity, altitude, speed and other data. ADS-B ground stations receive the broadcast data and relay the information to air traffic control centers for precise tracking of the aircraft.

The ADS-B abbreviation means:

Automatic – Requires no pilot input or external interrogation.

Dependant – Depends on accurate position and velocity data from the aircraft’s navigation system (eg. GPS).

Surveillance – Provides aircraft position, altitude, velocity, and other surveillance data to facilities that require the information.

Broadcast – Information is continually broadcast for monitoring by appropriately equipped ground stations or aircraft.

ADS-B data is transmitted every half-second on a 1090MHz, digital data link.

ADS-B Overview - How it works?

Broadcasts may include:

  • Flight Identification (flight number callsign or call sign)
  • ICAO 24-bit Aircraft Address (globally unique airframe code)
  • Position (latitude/longitude)
  • Position integrity/accuracy (GPS horizontal protection limit)
  • Barometric and Geometric Altitudes
  • Vertical Rate (rate of climb/descent)
  • Track Angle and Ground Speed (velocity)
  • Emergency indication (when emergency code selected)
  • Special position identification (when IDENT selected)

The ability of a ground station to receive a signal depends on altitude, distance from the site and obstructing terrain. The maximum range of each ground station can exceed 250 nautical miles. In airspace immediately surrounding each ground station, surveillance coverage extends to near the surface.

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We are now using Modesmixer2 on the front end to receive multiple feeds to the same port 41000, existing contributors just need to change the format from the the rebroadcast feed from “compressed vrs” to “basestation”. New contributors please just follow the guide below.

If you are a user of Virtual Radar Server (http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/) below is the simple process to share your traffic with our own free vrs server:

  • Go to “Tools -> Options” and add a merged feed that contains all of your receivers (if you don’t already have one).  If you have only one receiver, you can ignore this step.
  • Click on “Rebroadcast Servers” and click the green “+” symbol to add a rebroadcast server
  • For “Name” enter something descriptive like “WiganPI Radar”
  • For “Receiver” Choose your merged feed created in Step 1, or the name of your receiver. It may just be “receiver”.
  • For “Format” Choose either “Basestation” or “Basestation+MLAT”
  • Check the “Push Feed” box
  • For “Address” enter “radar.wiganpi.co.uk” (without quotes)
  • Port – Set to 41000
  • Passphrase – leave blank
  • Max Message Age – leave at 3 seconds
  • Send keep-alive packets – do not check
  • Idle timeout – 900 seconds recommended

Below is a screenshot of how it should look when finished.  Just click “OK” and you’re done.  Check the global radar page for your traffic!

wiganpivrs

 

If you need any help or support in setting this up then please join our discussion forum and create a new thread following the link below :

 

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WiganPI Virtual Radar Server Free Feed https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/vrsfreefeed/ https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/vrsfreefeed/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:27:05 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1557 So has a keen amateur aircraft enthusiast and a 360 radar fanboy i decided to see if i could get my feed available online. There is little documentation on installing virtual radar on centos servers and a task ive tried to do in the past but failed.  But i like a challenge. So my first […]

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So has a keen amateur aircraft enthusiast and a 360 radar fanboy i decided to see if i could get my feed available online. There is little documentation on installing virtual radar on centos servers and a task ive tried to do in the past but failed.  But i like a challenge. So my first task was to create a sub-domain to host the VRS files, so i created https://radar.wiganpi.co.uk.

I could go round the houses and describe pitfalls but ill just post the success story and what was needed to overcome them.

A little background on my current setup is i have a raspberry pi 3 running raspbian. On this i installed the adsb receiver project has introduced here. Then i installed the 360 radar mlat client. I would urge you to contribute to this fantastic project and follow this tutorial here (i try my best to keep this updated) has composed by the infamous Philip Lee of 360 radar.

I  have a local install of virtual radar server on my windows laptop. This receives the data via beast format from my raspberry pi. I set up a rebroadcast server on my windows VRS install to send to a VRS server installed on my web-hosting server.

To get mono and vrs working on centos i had to install the Linux preview version of vrs server and web admin plugin plus screen(ill come to later). I just downloaded, decompressed and uploaded to the vrs preview to radar.wiganpi.co.uk.

Has i have a hosting web server i already had screen installed. If not simply

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I had previously uploaded vrs preview to my /home/vrs directory. I simply logged into my server via putty. Switched directory to /home/vrs (the directory i uploaded vrs preview too.) Has its not local i had to install the webadmin plugin which was uploaded to /home/vrs/Plugins folder.

Then run the command

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Obviously changed the username and password after the :  to my own desired login. This created the user and password. I found to access the web admin plugin i had to create a file. I configured the Web Admin plugin for open access by creating a file named PluginsConfiguration.txt in the location below:~

~.local/share/VirtualRadar/PluginsConfiguration.txt.

(By default the web admin plugin is configured to block all access unless it’s from the local loop-back or a LAN address.) Advice taken from VRS Forums. We want to access this from our website.

The code below to open access to the admin panel.

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In putty we change directory to:~

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Then run the command which allows vrs to run has a background service.:~

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I then had to setup a location for the website vrs install and then a receiver which allowed access which connected to my local vrs on my laptop.

This is by no means a full tutorial just an insight into my setup.

Below is a link to our own virtual radar server feed and website.

http://radar.wiganpi.co.uk:8080/VirtualRadar/

 

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How To Edit 360 Radar Mlat Client https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/edit-360-radar-mlat-client/ https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/edit-360-radar-mlat-client/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:27:11 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1540 In the event you need to make changes to the 360 radar mlat client for example you need to change your location then just follow these simple instructions below. Firstly we need to login to the raspberry pi via terminal or putty and issue the command. 1sudo nano /etc/default/lfw-mlat-client-rxX where X is the receiver number […]

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In the event you need to make changes to the 360 radar mlat client for example you need to change your location then just follow these simple instructions below.

Firstly we need to login to the raspberry pi via terminal or putty and issue the command.

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sudo nano /etc/default/lfw-mlat-client-rxX

where X is the receiver number (1, 2, 3 or 4).

Make any changes you require and then save with Ctrl X, Y and Enter

Then restart MLAT with:

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again where X is 1,2,3 or 4

 

Credits to Philip Lee of https://www.360radar.co.uk

 

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How to Feed ADS-B Exchange from Virtual Radar Server https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/feed-ads-b-exchange-vrs/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 11:16:08 +0000 http://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1357 If you are a user of Virtual Radar Server (http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/) below is the simple process to share your traffic with the ADS-B Exchange community: Go to “Tools -> Options” and add a merged feed that contains all of your receivers (if you don’t already have one).  If you have only one receiver, you can ignore […]

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If you are a user of Virtual Radar Server (http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/) below is the simple process to share your traffic with the ADS-B Exchange community:

  • Go to “Tools -> Options” and add a merged feed that contains all of your receivers (if you don’t already have one).  If you have only one receiver, you can ignore this step.
  • Click on “Rebroadcast Servers” and click the green “+” symbol to add a rebroadcast server
  • For “Name” enter something descriptive like “ADS-B Exchange”
  • For “Receiver” Choose your merged feed created in Step 1, or the name of your receiver. It may just be “receiver”.
  • For “Format” Choose “Compressed VRS”
  • Check the “Push Feed” box
  • For “Address” enter “feed.adsbexchange.com” (without quotes)
  • Port – Set to 41000
  • Passphrase – leave blank
  • Max Message Age – leave at 3 seconds
  • Send keep-alive packets – do not check
  • Idle timeout – 900 seconds recommended

Below is a screenshot of how it should look when finished.  Just click “OK” and you’re done.  Check the global radar page for your traffic!VRS-Screen

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The ADS-B Receiver Project https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/ads-b-receiver-project/ Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:29:53 +0000 https://www.wiganpi.co.uk/?p=1341 The ADS-B Receiver Project ✈️ This repository contains a set of scripts and files which can be used to setup an ADS-B receiver on a clean installation of a Debian derived operating system. The scripts are executed in order by the main install script depending on the installation options chosen by the user. ADS-B Receiver […]

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adsbreceiverproject

The ADS-B Receiver Project ✈

This repository contains a set of scripts and files which can be used to setup an ADS-B receiver on a clean installation of a Debian derived operating system. The scripts are executed in order by the main install script depending on the installation options chosen by the user.

ADS-B Receiver Web Portal Features

  • Saves all flights seen as well as displays a plot for the flight. (advanced)
  • Control what is displayed online via a web based administration area.
  • A more uniform website site layout that can be easily navigated.
  • Web accessible dump1090 and system performance graphs.
  • A web accessible live dump1090 map.
  • A web accessible live dump978 map.
  • A blog which can be used to share your plane tracking experiences with others.
  • Informs visitors when specific flights are being tracked by dump1090.
  • Easily customize the look of your portal using the template system.

Web Portal Screenshots

dump1090 GIF

Please note: As of February 2016, the scripts do not work when run on an SD card where the current PiAware image was installed. The scripts require a clean installation of a Debian derived operating system.

The ADS-B Receiver Project website is located at https://www.adsbreceiver.net.

Obtaining And Using This Software

Download the latest ADS-B Receiver Raspbian Stretch Lite image for Raspberry Pi devices. https://github.com/jprochazka/adsb-receiver/releases/latest

When setting up the portal you will have to choose between a lite or advanced installation. Advanced features adds flight logging and plotting and should only be chosen on devices running a more sturdy data storage solution.

It is recommended that anyone using a SD card as they storage medium not attempt to use the advanced features.

Manual installations…


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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/jprochazka/adsb-receiver.git
cd ~/adsb-receiver
chmod +x install.sh
./install.sh

Updating existing installations…

Your local repository will be updated each time install.sh is executed.


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./install.sh

Portal setup…

This step pertains to both fresh installations as well as when updating an existing installation. After running the installation scripts you will need to setup the portal by visiting the following web address.


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http://&lt;IP_ADDRESS_OF_YOUR_DEVICE&gt;/install/

Supply the information asked for and submit the form once done to complete the setup.

What Can Be Installed

The following software can be installed using these scripts.

Decoders

Site Feeders

Extras

Supported Operating Systems

The scripts and packages have been tested on most Debian Jessie and Stretch based operating systems.

The scripts are NOT supported on existing PiAware image based installations. The PiAware image is still based on Raspbian Wheezey version which is missing some required libraries for dump1090-mutability installation.

Useful Links

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