The statistics pages show ADS-B aircraft, MLAT aircraft, and Other aircraft. I have two receivers. One is a Raspberry Pi 2 with a ground plane antenna in the attic. The other is a Raspberry 3 with a FA antenna inside in the second floor of my house (probably about 12’ lower than the other one). The former picks up a lot of “Other” aircraft. The latter used to but isn’t anymore. What are these other aircraft?
I’m probably going to move the latter setup outside onto a mast I have for my weather station anemometer this weekend if I have time. But I’d like to get more information on this issue before I do.
Also, the RP 3 halted once for no apparent reason. I didn’t think of checking the logs when that happened, and those logs have probably aged off by now, so I don’t have a clue what may have happened.
Today, we had multiple power outages over a period of about 4 hours, due to the lightning storm that blew through. That probably obfuscates the logs, too, in case anyone thinks they might learn something by looking at them.
So all I really want at this point is to know what those other aircraft are and whether I should be expecting to pick them up.