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flightradar24 feeder

Post by Acid-drop » 14 Nov 2015, 16:36

Hi Guys,

I just bought the necessary hardware to start feeding FR24.
The goal is to improve the low altitude coverage around LGG. (the high altitude coverage is already pretty good)

I wonder if anyone here has some experience with this already ? I got a few questions :)
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by KriVa » 14 Nov 2015, 17:23

I do have some experience, I'm running an SBS-3 setup close to ANR ;)
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Post by Acid-drop » 14 Nov 2015, 17:32

Apparently I never had to give my location, it only knows i'm "somewhere close to LGG".
Is that normal/expected ?
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Post by KriVa » 14 Nov 2015, 17:34

I guess that would depend on the software you use, and the hardware involved.
However, I did have to provide my coordinates to FR24. I distinctly remember this because I have had to update them earlier this week.
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Post by Acid-drop » 14 Nov 2015, 17:43

ok ...
i'm using the windows feeder for now
A raspberry is on its way.

More info on the next episode then.
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Acid-drop » 16 Nov 2015, 12:51

It seems we have already 78 (!) radar in Belgium.
https://www.flightradar24.com/share-statistics
(filter on the country)

F-EBLG1 (that's not me) became recently on of the top radar of the country, I'd be very interested to discuss the antenna choice with the owner. This guy can see up to Paris almost ...
Out of 78 people, i would not be surprised to see more than a few on this forum.
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Post by KriVa » 16 Nov 2015, 17:52

I am on the list (T-EBOS21), but have been rather quiet the last month. My setup recently moved from EBOS to EBAW, and is rather low end, apart from the receiver itself.
While I'd like to get a decent antenna, I'm afraid installing it is not an option where the setup is located.
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Post by Predixs » 16 Nov 2015, 20:28

Acid-drop wrote:It seems we have already 78 (!) radar in Belgium.
https://www.flightradar24.com/share-statistics
(filter on the country)

F-EBLG1 (that's not me) became recently on of the top radar of the country, I'd be very interested to discuss the antenna choice with the owner. This guy can see up to Paris almost ...
Out of 78 people, i would not be surprised to see more than a few on this forum.
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Been spotting at: BRU, VIE, DUS, LUX, MST, STR, LHR, ANR, OST, LGG, AMS, IAD, PHX, GYR, LAX, LGW, LTN, STN, BCN, MAD.

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 16 Nov 2015, 21:56

I suppose I might be suspect, as an avid user of Rpi's and other "open" and low cost IT systems - but I am not active in this area. My house near the EBBR 25 finals, I feel I could add little worthwhile data.

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Post by jan_olieslagers » 16 Nov 2015, 21:59

As for the chap near Liège who receives data from near Paris: from what altitudes is that? I'd not be surprised if the antenna applies vertical and/or horizontal limits.

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Post by KriVa » 16 Nov 2015, 22:13

To give you an idea:
My setup used to be located at the seaside, about 20-25 meters AMSL. With a clear view towards the North Sea, from Ostend, I used to be able to pick up aircraft flying as far as Manchester, from time to time. (FL320-FL400)
I was also able to receive most aircraft in the holding patterns for LHR.
Since then, my setup has moved away from that location, though.
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Post by Acid-drop » 17 Nov 2015, 10:26

jan_olieslagers wrote:As for the chap near Liège who receives data from near Paris: from what altitudes is that? I'd not be surprised if the antenna applies vertical and/or horizontal limits.
The city of Liège goes from 58 (Meuse/Maas) to 238m altitude (near the University), quite a variation.
LGG is at 201m altitude, but that's the highest point, the track isn't flat.

I suspect F-EBLG1 has a decent altidude indeed. The higher you are, the best you can beat the curve of the earth.
My home is at 180m altitude, I have high expectation but I need a decent antenna. It's all about the antenna and the altitude of this antenna.
but maybe F-EBLG1 is even higher... who knows.

Thing is, I'm not so much interested by the range. I'm interested to pick low altitude flights around LGG and (maybe, but i doubt it) CRL. So I might just pick a very directional antenna for the job. But first I need to make sure I have a clear Line Of Sight to the airport, it's not that easy.
My house near the EBBR 25 finals, I feel I could add little worthwhile data.
It seems the air coverage is already quite good, but if you are really close it's nice to pick ground trafic.
Just buy this, it's cheap enough :)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201338088784
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Predixs » 17 Nov 2015, 16:09

Acid-drop wrote:
My house near the EBBR 25 finals, I feel I could add little worthwhile data.
It seems the air coverage is already quite good, but if you are really close it's nice to pick ground trafic.
Just buy this, it's cheap enough :)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201338088784
I have that cheap antenna, really nice and amazingly cheap for premium FR24 ;)
And your helping the coverage a bit ;)
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Acid-drop » 18 Nov 2015, 13:47

Scheiße.
It looks like I have some "little obstacles" in the way :/
http://www.fabrice-muller.be/divers/ter ... errils.jpg
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Stij » 18 Nov 2015, 13:59

You live above the Cointe tunnel?

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Post by Acid-drop » 18 Nov 2015, 14:02

no that's just "a picture".
I live in the north east.
But my LOS has to pass between 2 of those ... could work ... or not. Hard to say.
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Acid-drop » 14 Dec 2015, 11:12

T-EBLG13 is now running 24/7 on a raspberry pi.
Low altitude coverage is pretty bad as I still use the internal antenna...

I'm still thinking if I should buy this
http://shop.jetvision.de/epages/6480790 ... ucts/67120
the wife isn't motivated by having a big pole on the side of the house :p
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Stij » 14 Dec 2015, 11:18

Acid-drop wrote:http://shop.jetvision.de/epages/6480790 ... ucts/67120
the wife isn't motivated by having a big pole on the side of the house :p
I would receive a letter from my wife's attorney...
And the key to the house wouldn't work anymore...'

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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Acid-drop » 20 Jan 2016, 00:18

F-EBBR2 is now capable of picking some (not much) ground traffic from LGG.
I wonder what has changed.... Weather ? Different antenna ?
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Re: flightradar24 feeder

Post by Hail Cyrilin » 22 Jan 2016, 11:11

T-EBBR13 here ;).
Currently running raspberry pi with an indoor antenna. But going to a outdoor antenna soon !

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