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Has anyone built a dedicated SkyView Raspi?

With TeamViewer installed and it auto-booting to SkyView, it would be a nice option for remote access to SkyView. Might even leave it plugged into one of my TVs for occasional viewing.

I have - I used a pi3b+ and aggregate many feeders into one view with socat. I don’t connect to the gui of the pi but instead have a browser window running on an old ipad that points to the aggregator pi. I also exposed port 8080 so I can view it from work and share with other folks

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mine is doing nothing than flight tracking to several sites.
And i do not run a gui (beside the web interface), just SSH which works from everywhere.and for all purposes.

That keeps the Raspi clean and running without performance issues.

I’m trying to figure out the easiest option to watch Skyview from a remote ADS-B receiver without any changes to the remote router. It looks like TeamViewer can be installed on a Raspi.

Viewing through TeamViewer seems like a bad user experience.
The SkyView is not really fast and a Pi doesn’t have that much power.

Using it in a local browser is much better.
If you want to avoid port forwarding i believe something like ZeroTier might be a solution.

Haven’t personally used it, but seems like a solid enough solution.



Sounds like the solution my webcam provider is offering for their products. There i also do not need a port forwarding to be set up on a router.

I will try it.

There is

Also, I recall seeing an Apple TV app in the forums that could use your system as a feed.

That’s delayed central collected data.

Not the local map.

VRS is nice for TV like displays.
Everything depends on your preferences though.

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He’s asking about a remote access, not sure if VRS is offering this out of the box without additional settings in the home network.

Settings in the home network will need to be ‘adjusted’ with VRS.

I’ll look at ZeroTier. Their page is not very informative, if you are in a hurry. How does it differ from TeamViewer? Do you need to go through their ‘cloud’ at all for the connection?

It’s something completely different.

Should allow you to just call up the webinterface as if you were in one network with the RPi.

The remote ADS-B box will be at the in-law’s condo 400 miles away. I’d like to use the Skyview Raspi to:

  1. auto-boot to the SkyView display in a Chromium browser with LiveATC.net audio tuned to nearby airport
  2. connect Raspi to condo TV on open HDMI input for easy viewing / LiveATC audio
  3. use TeamViewer for remote access to also view SkyView or to SSH into ADS-B box for updates, etc.

My plan is to get the SkyView Raspi working / debugged in August and then take it to the condo in September.

If you can port forward to the remote pi, you could use ssh tunnelling to access remote services on it. It doesn’t require any additional software to make it work, though it’s probably a good idea to run the ssh server on a non-standard port and use fail2ban to stop automated hack attempts.

I’d say using zerotier is probably easier (though it still requires some configuration, joining a virtual zerotier network with all devices you want to have access to the pi).

Also if you want to something like that it’s beneficial to use very long passwords you need to write down and then configure SSH keys so you don’t need to use the password.

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I have used ZeroTier previously and did work great.

That might not be needed for what the OP wants. Example - now I have exposed the actual ports of the Pi trough my router settings. I can SSH in it and I can view the flights web page.

I decided to use my LiveATC Raspi box to access SkyAware remotely via RealVNC since both boxes are on the same wifi network.

The ADS-B box contains 2 DIY antennas (1090 & 978). The LiveATC antenna is a folded di-pole version with a top & bottom element.

I also use Real VNC to manage a remote and am fairly satisfied with it. The one problem I haven’t overcome is the ugly display resolution that it seems to default to, I’ve tried several fixes but none seem effective. I must be overlooking something in the documentation…

Have you tried either of these options?

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raspi-config can also be used to change the screen resolution from the CLI.