Yeah, I get it and thanks for the time you’ve taken.
We both have a different mindset and different things to worry over. I got a 2mbit internet connection because the internet is just cherry picking over here. Every upload makes a difference, just in the handshaking over head, up is not capped, but down is. I get 1 Gb 09:00 to 00:00 then 2Gb for the night and into the next morning. If I go over then it’s a £6 perMb fine. I live in what’s called fuel poverty, so anything less is good, I’m twice the rate to fall into that category, it’s 25% of income, and mine is 50% of income. I try to not use power if possible. I got old eyes and I’d like to use Globe-S when they are tired, because that used to help.
About 50-60% of the planes I got here are solid good ones that will plot, I can’t see any point sharing any other kind as for me it’s just burning a budget I don’t really have. I bought all my own gear by saving, I know that’s a bit old fashioned for many, but that’s me. I’d like to have it how I need it as it wasn’t that cheap.
I’m looking to find software for this that can fit with my circumstance. I found Virtual Radar Server and that let’s me filter some, so that helps. I could go over to that full time, but then I would not need PiAware and could just use the Dump1090 I always did before. I don’t need to MLAT anything. So if there was this sort of choice with PiAware then it would be interesting, but there is not. Hence my thought that I can just go back to Dump1090, and VRS. You won’t need to burn any time on it, and heck you probably won’t even notice a 2000 planes a day feed going missing.
I plot planes on may main desktop. I get the messages via PiAware right now, but maybe Dump1090 soon. I could no more build my own than I could fly!
VRS can’t make like an RLT1090 feed, but no idea if PiAware could, so for me, if it could, that could be a bit of a must have or killer feature but other than that it’s about 50-50 with both systems.
I’ve explained it all I can now, and I hope it’s enough for you to get it, but if not then at least I tried.