Once again I am experimenting and set up my Pi4B but this time as a Pi OS 32 and boot off of a USB flash drive. So far all is good except the 978 UAT side.
- How many dongles have you plugged into RPI
- If two dongles, did you serialize these?
- If two dongles, and serialized, then did you configure dump1090-fa and dump978-fa with their respective serial numbers?
- I understand that you are using Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) image downloaded from https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/operating-systems/. Am I right? Is it BUSTER or you are using some old image like Stretch?
I have two dongles plugged in and serialized. 1090 is set for a serial 00001090 and the UAT is set for a serial 00001000. I downloaded the image and mounted it with raspberry pi imager using the first image which is raspberry pi OS (32 bit) recommended. I installed everything as per instructions from the forums.
Now I had set up Piaware and also FR24, also Radarbox and maybe just maybe it has something to do with radarbox 978 UAT decoder? If I can how do I shut down permanently the Radarbox UAT decoder part?
If you have installed both the dump978-fa and dump978-rb, then both will compete for the dongle. The one which grabs it runs, other fails.
Actually you dont need both versions of dump978, only dump978-fa is enough. You can configure rbfeeder to get 978 data from it.
1 - Remove dump978-rb completely by following command
sudo apt-get purge dump978-rb
2 - Modify rbfeeder’s ini file to enable it to pull data from Flightaware’s dump978-fa
2.1 - Open config file for editing
sudo nano /etc/rbfeeder.ini
2.2 - Scroll down till you see this
2.3 - Remove # from line
2.4 - Add a line
After 2.3 & 2.4, it will become like this:
[dump978] dump978_enabled=true dump978_port=30979
2.5 - Save file (Ctrl+O) and close it (Ctrl+X)
2.6 - REBOOT the RPi
2.7 - After reboot check status
sudo systemctl status dump978-fa
On this configuration, I had set up Piaware for both 1090 and 978 feeders. Then added FR24, then Radarbox (MLAT and 978 ) then Plane Plotter PPUP (Since I have PlanePlotter) MM2 with the extras that you helped me @abcd567 get the DB files to work correctly. Also, I have just added VRS Pi install and sharing the same db. from MM2. Kind of stress testing my Pi4B.