FlightAware Discussions

Announcing PiAware 3! (Latest version: 3.6.3)


well it will work until the next reboot

# Generated automatically by fa_config_generator
# This file will be overwritten on reboot.

NET_OPTIONS="--net --net-heartbeat 60 --net-ro-size 1000 --net-ro-interval 1 --net-http-port 0 --net-ri-port 0 --net-ro-port 30002 --net-sbs-port 30003 --net-bi-port 30004,30104"
JSON_OPTIONS="--json-location-accuracy 2"
RECEIVER_OPTIONS="--net-bo-port 30005 --fix --device-index 0 --gain 36.4 --ppm 0"



I see the problem now after checking your stat page again: You changed from the sd-card image to a Debian package install. Changing gain works different with the package install.

You need to edit /etc/default/dump1090-fa to change the gain and then restart dump1090-fa.

sudo nano /etc/default/dump1090-fa

Change the gain and CTRL-O to save and CTRL-X to exit.

Have a nice day :slight_smile:


Well, the old version was also a Debian package install but I must have used the wrong procedure to set the gain at 42. I’m pleased to say that the right procedure already made a big difference because my number of messages per second just doubled from about 500 to 1100!
Thank you for the help!


I have a Flightfeeder that reports version 3.6.1-bpo8+1, will this ever be upgraded automatically or is there something I need to do?


Flightfeeder upgrades should be going out automatically over the next week or so.


This will query the configuration file

piaware-config -showall

To see the current command used to start dump1090 I would use

ps aux | grep dump1090

Also the logs for piaware and dump1090 are in

cat /var/log/piaware.log


Love the new Skyview. Here’s what it looks like on a Samsung refrigerator.


Finally a reason to upgrade my refrigerator!:rofl:


Me too :smiley:


Same fridge and same cabinets too!


Mine FlightFeeder Orange just updated a moment ago.


Is anyone else having problems showing the Skyview UI under Chome on Windows 10? Mine starts to load and then goes in a waiting mode. Works fine (more or less) with MS Edge under Win10 v1803. Worked fine before the upgrade to the new UI.


Use Ctrl+F5 to reload the page, it is verly likely a cache issue


Thanks - I have so few Cache issues anymore, but that worked! Thanks…


No problem, I do not feel this solution is obvious.

That said this problem has cropped up here rather a lot lately, to the dismay of some of the regular contributors…:wink:


What do you mean?:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I did not say a thing this time around, as promised.:roll_eyes::grin:

When out of ideas, try CTRL+F5. Works every time.:wink:


:+1: :+1: :+1: :wink: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


V3.6.3 is an excellent update and addresses the issue of popup window taking too much room in the map area. The extra aircraft information now appears outside the map area and contains a lot more information. This is even much better than some of my previous suggestions and makes better use of my tablet screen real state. Kudos to the developers.


I upgraded to 3.6.3 on two of my receivers and thought it looked good and I liked the extra information but I have now reverted both back to 3.6.2

The new table 3.6.3 replacing the popup in previous versions makes it impossible to compare two receivers in real time.

I have a reference system and an experimental system The reference system does not change and the experimental system is used to test various antennae, feeders, amplifiers, filters, receivers and gain settings.

I run the two instances of Skyview on a 27" monitor and when I make a change I can see the differences instantly and in real time. For that I need to see the trail on the map and the RSSI on the popup.

With the new table on 3.6.3 I cannot find the RSSI fast enough to see the comparison of the RSSI. I have to spend too much time scrolling through the table every time I change aircraft of interest.

I also use both a phone and a tablet to look at Skyview but I don’t try and do the comparisons on them.

Unfortunately, one size doesn’t suit everyone and making it the same for a 5" phone and a 27" monitor introduces these sorts of problems. At least I can stay with the older versions for now.



You can drag the split between the aircraft list and the details pane to show more info including RSSI without scrolling.