FlightAware Discussions

About Internet data use


#1

How much Internet data will the touchscreen reciver will use . I live in rural area.


#2

Actual usage depends on the amount of air traffic around your location. However we have some general guidance here: https://flightaware.com/adsb/faq#bandwidth


#3

#4

I too have a site in a location that requires a cellular link, so I keep a close eye in the data used.
Typically the site sees 300 aircraft and reports 70k positions per day.

I ran MLAT for a month; as it only added from 0~4 aircraft a day, but more than tripled the data use, I disabled MLAT.
With MLAT enabled, the data used was around 60Mb/day.
The table below shows daily data rate as reported by my ISP.

18%20(Phone)

(this site lost power yesterday and will probably be offline for the next two months)


#5

Also in my experience MLAT more than doubles the data usage.
This is the explanation that I have received from David: