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FlightAware On OctoPi

I have just migrated my FA feeder from a PiAware install on a Pi Zero W to an OctoPi instance running on a Pi 4B 4GB but I’ve run into a little trouble.

I have both the PiAware/SkyAware and OctoPrint web GUI’s displaying on the Pi’s IP address using different port numbers but I’m all red on my stats page SoloSausage ADS-B Feeder Statistics - FlightAware

I would be very grateful for a little assistance in solving this.

Cheers.

I suspect you have generated a new site. Possibly this one:

See this post for how to get your original id back:

That worked, thank you very much.

Now onto antenna improvements.

Which antenna currently you are using?

A j-pole that I made from some 2.5mm copper wire and the pigtail from a 4G router that I had laying around, it’s currently sitting in an upstairs window but the loft/attic is available for mounting.
It’s far from ideal but it’s a start.

Seems you are interested in experimenting / DIY. Try this one

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For performance see this post:

https://discussions.flightaware.com/t/quick-spider-no-soldering-no-connector/19181/70

 
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE LARGER SISE
CLICK AGAIN TO SEE FULL SIZE

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Enlarged View of V-Stub Quick Spider made of RG-6 coax only - No connectors.

On top, the small sliding piece of wire (with core insulation to hold the sliding wire in place) is for conveniently adjusting the length of top wire for best MESSAGE RATE (if no swr meter is available) or minimum swr if swr meter is available.

V-Stub with FA -Cutout-1
V-Stub with FA -Cutout-2
V-Stub with FA -Cutout-3

 

 

DIMENSIONS

V-Spider-4-Horizontal-Radials-3
 

Thanks for the info, I may give this a go once I find my RG6.

I now have the J-pole a meter higher and outside the window on a bracket I 3D printed. The signal increase is massive, I hope moving into the loft will give more improvement still.

 

Sure “out-door” locationincreases reception compared to “indoor”.
Raising outdoor antenna above your own & surrounding buildings also helps greatly.

 

You will also need a pigtail to connect RG-6 to FA Pro Stick.

30 / 50 / 60 cm, F-female to SMA-male pigtail RG316 / RG58 / RG174

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I have just migrated my FA feeder from a PiAware install on a Pi Zero W to an OctoPi instance running on a Pi 4B 4GB but I’ve run into a little trouble.

I have both the PiAware/SkyAware and OctoPrint web GUI’s displaying on the Pi’s IP address using different port numbers but I’m all red on my stats page SoloSausage ADS-B Feeder Statistics - FlightAware

I would be very grateful for a little assistance in solving this.

Cheers.

Could you share some updates on your current project status
really interested how everything worked out