I live out in the sticks and my only internet option is cellular or satellite. I have satellite service, but I’m limited to 10GB/month. If I go over 10GB, it slows down to unusable speeds. For the last few years, I’ve used 3-4GB/month and all of my usage is for my weather station that updates my website every 5 minutes, and some home security/automation gadgets. My unlimited data plan on my cell phone is how I access the net 99% of the time, rarely using my home satellite service for anything but my weather station updates.
I’m currently about 1/3 through my monthly usage cycle and have already used a little over 4GB. I’m running 3.5.3 with mlat ON, and it looks like my only option is to turn OFF mlat to slow down my usage & avoid going over my data limit. Does anyone have any tricks/ideas to try so that I can leave mlat ON, but reduce data usage so that I don’t go over my cap? I usually see around 3,200 planes and 350k-425k positions per day, and those #s will go up once I can move my antenna to a better location in the next week or so.