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Adding FR24 to PiAware 5.0 Image

Hi there,

I’m looking to add FlightRadar24 to my PiAware 5.0 install.

does anyone have an upto date guide in how to do this?

Is in just a matter of installing the scripts via this command or is in incompatible?

sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - https://repo-feed.flightradar24.com/install_fr24_rpi.sh)"

TIA

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Yes, it is just running that script.

After installation is done, the script starts configuration and signup. You will have to provide your email, feeder key (if you already have one) etc. It will then ask receiver type and list many types.

Do NOT choose “1 - DVB-T”.
Choose “4. Beast tcp”.

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Thanks. Installed successfully though it did not ask me for any device type.

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[main][i]FR24 Feeder/Decoder
[main][i]Version: 1.0.27-2/generic
[main][i]Built on Mar 25 2021 14:17:10 (HEAD-76766f9.git/Linux/static_armel)
[main][i]Running on: raspbian10
[main][i]Local IP(s): xxx.xx.xx.xx,fe80::d8e4:a6db:9bed:49f1
[main][i]Copyright 2012-2021 Flightradar24 AB
[main][i]https://www.flightradar24.com
[main][i]DNS mode: PING

Welcome to the FR24 Decoder/Feeder sign up wizard!

Before you continue please make sure that:

 1 - Your ADS-B receiver is connected to this computer or is accessible over network
 2 - You know your antenna's latitude/longitude up to 4 decimal points and the altitude in feet
 3 - You have a working email address that will be used to contact you
 4 - fr24feed service is stopped. If not, please run: sudo systemctl stop fr24feed

To terminate - press Ctrl+C at any point


Step 1.1 - Enter your email address (username@domain.tld)
$:xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx

Step 1.2 - If you used to feed FR24 with ADS-B data before, enter your sharing key.
If you don't remember your sharing key, you can find it in your account on the website under "My data sharing".
https://www.flightradar24.com/account/data-sharing

Otherwise leave this field empty and continue.
$:

Step 1.3 - Would you like to participate in MLAT calculations? (yes/no)$:yes

IMPORTANT: For MLAT calculations the antenna's location should be entered very precise!

Step 3.A - Enter antenna's latitude (DD.DDDD)
$:xx.xxxxxx

Step 3.B - Enter antenna's longitude (DDD.DDDD)
$:xx.xxxxxx

Step 3.C - Enter antenna's altitude above the sea level (in feet)
$:xxx

Using latitude: xx.xxxx, longitude: xx.xxxx, altitude: xxxft above sea level

Validating email/location information...OK

The closest airport found is ICAO:EGAC IATA:BHD near Belfast.

Latitude: xx.xxxxxx
Longitude: xx.xxxxxx
Country: United Kingdom

Flightradar24 may, if needed, use your email address to contact you regarding your data feed.

Would you like to continue using these settings?

Enter your choice (yes/no)$:yes

We have detected that you already have a dump1090 instance running. We can therefore automatically configure the FR24 feeder to use existing receiver configuration, or you can manually configure all the parameters.

Would you like to use autoconfig (*yes*/no)$:yes

Step 6 - Please select desired logfile mode:
 0 -  Disabled
 1 -  48 hour, 24h rotation
 2 -  72 hour, 24h rotation
Select logfile mode (0-2)$:1

Submitting form data...OK

Congratulations! You are now registered and ready to share ADS-B data with Flightradar24.
+ Your sharing key (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) has been configured and emailed to you for backup purposes.
+ Your radar id is T-xxxxxxx, please include it in all email communication with us.
+ Please make sure to start sharing data within one month from now as otherwise your ID/KEY will be deleted.

Thank you for supporting Flightradar24! We hope that you will enjoy our Premium services that will be available to you when you become an active feeder.

To start sending data now please execute:
sudo systemctl start fr24feed

Saving settings to /etc/fr24feed.ini...OK
Installation and configuration completed!
pi@piaware:~ $ sudo systemctl start fr24feed

Regards Simon

This is great. Seems they have modified their installation script to detect presence of dump1090 and skip the receiver type choice.

This is badly needed improvement. Earlier people were making a natural choice of receiver “1 - DVB-T”, which installed dump1090-mutability, and having two versions of dump1090 (fa and mutability) created a mess.

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