I am using a FlightAware Prostick and feeding data using PiAware on a Raspberry Pi to FlightAware. Does anyone know how I could feed the data from PiAware into Basestation for viewing the data? Any help and simple instructions (I’m not very computer literate would be greatly appreciated.
PiAware produces Basestation-port-30003-format output on port 30003, or Beast binary output on port 30005. Basestation may be able to consume one of these. (But interoperating with other systems is not Basestation’s strong point, from what I’ve seen second-hand)
Download, install and configure modesmixer2 (RPix version) from here (xdeco.org/?page_id=48) in order to send Basestation 10001 out onto your network. In Basestation configure hardware network, not USB, for the IP address of your RPi. It works pretty well.
Thanks for the advice. I’ve downloaded this version onto my PC: modesmixer2_rpi3_20160119.tgz but can’t seem to do anything with it - get it to run. Should it run on my PC or should this be installed on the Pi? If so, how? Sorry about all the questions.
afther download you need decompress it :
sudo tar -xvf modesdeco2_rpi_yyyymmdd.tgz replace with correct name, after decompressed tipe: ls
you should see modesdeco2 in green text means it is executable, or maybe with another name, so just type :
./modesdeco2 (replace with correct file name)
easy via ssh connected to the rpi right click on the file tgz download link choose copy link, on rpi create a directory for example sudo mkdir adsb go inside the directory cd adsb
now put, sudo wget (and paste the Download link) voila file on the rpi, now do the rest of steeps.
Hi I have followed the various instructions to get modesmixer2 onto my pi but when I try to decompress it I get the following error message:
pi@piaware:~$ cd adsb
pi@piaware:~/adsb$ sudo tar -xvf modesmixer2_rpi3_20160119_tgz
tar: modesmixer2_rpi3_20160119_tgz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
The installation file is not in adsb directory. Download it by following command:
sudo wget https://docs.google.com/uc?authuser=0&id=0B7NYXizl0U6iYnZZdVRzRHcxbFU&export=download
#This will download the .tgz file
#now check if the file has actually downloaded
#the output should show file "modesdeco2_rpi3_20160520.tgz"
Apart from PUTTY the other most valuable tool in your PC to RPi arsenal should be WinSCP. This utility allows you to copy files across your network using a nice GUI. Download it from here (winscp.net/eng/download.php) and then copy the tar file from your PC to your RPi and follow the instructions about decompressing it.
When I first started out in this crazy hobby it took me ages to do this sort of stuff but it helps build your character, accept tolerance and patience and above all teaches you how to get stuff done, so don’t despair! Help will arrive.
This command is case sensitive so make sure you get the “C” and “S” UPPERCASE correct. This command will connect to dump1090 port 30005 (Beast format) and output Basestation format 10001 on port 10001.
On your Basestation PC connect using the network port 10001.