I’ve read other discussions that say that the Position Only setting does nothing.
I don’t see any aircraft around Chico, except for one flight from Chico KCIC to Reno KRNO, right now. That one has a flight plan.
I have seen some of the Calfire flights around me listed with the same airport as From and To, but I can’t spot any in the KCIC listing. Maybe they don’t fly out of there. Or would a fire flight list the nearest airport, just to have a flight plan on file?
Is there an “operator” listing that I could use?
I see “The CAL FIRE scout OV-10A is a light attack plane operated out of Chico, CA” in one news article, but it probably only flies when there are fixed wing, and I don’t think those are involved today. I don’t see ov-10A in the “browse by type” in the airborne listing.
I added KCIC and one OV-10A tail number to my alerts, along with ov-10A, although I’m not sure that’s a valid thing to put in there.
So, it seems like I will only be able to track Calfire that my receiver can see.
I’m a little short of range, in that respect. An area that interests me most is just at the limit of my range for high altitude, due to terrain. I probably can’t see any low flying aircraft.
I might have to buy one of my former neighbors a piAware, and set up VPN.