FlightAware Discussions

Multiple recievers on plot map?


#1

Hi all,

I now have two recievers running - one in the south of England, one in the North.

I understand that switching between stations on fA or RadarBox etc will show me the individual plots / range for each receiver, but I’d like to combine them in to a single live / polygon map to show my overall coverage of the UK from both receivers together (I have a goal of covering the entire UK!).

IS it possible to:

a) Add the second station to an existing one, so that the UI will show both, at the “service” level (i.e fA / RadarBox etc - RB have confirmed its not, for them).

b) Combine the two feeds at the data feed level, so as far as the service is concerned its a single feed (albeit from two locations).

c) Do this locally on my Pi (currently running ADSBReceiver image).

Thanks

C


#2

I have tried that and the timing differences make impossible MLAT at that time.

If your goal is only to see all the planes locally, and feed them separately to FA/FR24, thus keeping the MLAT, it can be done. You need to add a virtual network so they are all on the same network, I have used for that https://www.zerotier.com/

After you have them on the same network, you can either combine them on a third Pi running in net-only mode (on that virtual network) or on a PC using something more advanced like Virtual Radar Server.


#3


http://xdeco.org/?page_id=48


#4

If the second (least critical ) dump1090 feeds modeSMixer2 without timing information then this should work.
Use AVR (port 30001) for this.

I do this with UAT 978. I have two antennas (and two dongles) that feed one dump1090 instance.


#5

Note that he asked about two receivers that are in physically different locations (not same network). That’s why the first step is to “join” them in the same network.


#6

Thanks all - lot to look into there, but looks like it’ll do the trick!

I’ll have a go - ta :slight_smile:


#7

@SoNic67

When you say “virtual network” - I assume we’re talking VPN?

Havent looked at those on Pi’s yet, especially in that way - though that’ll certainly be my next area of research, both in terms of remote access and the method you suggest above. (Currently using Weaved for remote).


#8

Not just a VPN, ZeroTier is VPN, SDN, and SD-WAN with a single system.


#9

Thanks @SoNic67 - I’ve been working in digital marketing for 15 years (so I know a fair bit), but I’ve only ever heard of two of those acronyms - resarch time!

Always keen to learn new things, so thanks for the pointers :slight_smile:


#10

Hamachi VPN:

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#11

Hamachi for Linux on ARM is in Beta stage. The Zero Tier is also free for 100 devices and it’s open source. Hamachi is not.