Pi Aware Skyview


#1

ADSB monitoring has been a thing of mine for a few years now. Pi Aware bug bit me as of Saturday and I love how it works. Skyview under version 3.5.3 in my opinion is a bit lacking. Looking at older versions I see it is better under Google. I am not bashing Open Street maps at all but having a Satellite view is nice. Also its nice to have the option to also change to a night time radar view.
Also it would be nice to have a page that show STATS and charts like other ADSB mapping programs have.

Thank you,

Glenn Blum


#2

You can run Virtual Radar Server and get a map with more detail…Runs on multi platform.

virtualradarserver.co.uk

Geffers


#3

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Install modeSMixer2 on your RPi. It has Google map and charts.

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#4

That looks interesting and hopefully easy to do. My knowledge of Rasberian or Linux is about nil.

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#5

@glennblum
If you tell me which model of Pi (B+, 2, 3 etc) and which Operating system (raspbian or stretch or piaware sd card image) you have, I may list only the specific commands matching your system to make it easy for you.


#6

abcd567, Sounds good to me.
Pi 3 and Pi aware sd card image.
Its only a week old and the SD image was downloaded from flight aware website last Saturday.


#7

For Pi2 / Pi3 and Piaware SD card image (Jessie) / JESSIE + dump1090-fa/dump1090-mutability add-on

Step-1:
Make a new directory

sudo mkdir mm2

Step-2 :
Download modesmixer2 file

sudo wget -O mm2/modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz "https://www.dropbox.com/s/fm8zclxxq0kg8u4/modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz?dl=1"

Step-3 :
Move to folder mm2 which contains downloaded file

cd mm2

Step-4 :
Extract downloaded file

sudo tar xvzf modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz

Step-5 :
Create a blank file mm2.sh

sudo nano mm2.sh

Step-7 :
Copy paste following code into the blank file, then Save (Ctrl+o), then close file (Ctrl+x).

Note: Replace xx.xxx:yy.yyyy in last line by your actual latitude and longitude.

/home/pi/mm2/modesmixer2 \
 --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30005:ADSB \
 --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30105:MLAT \
 --web 8787 \
 --location xx.xxxx:yy.yyyy \
 

Step-8 :
Make file executeable

sudo chmod +x mm2.sh

Step-9 :
Test

./mm2.sh & disown

Step-10 :
Make modesmixer2 to auto start at boot/reboot

10(a) Open file rc.local for editing

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

10(b) Add following line just above the last, single-worded line (i.e. above exit0)

/home/pi/mm2/mm2.sh &

10( c ) Save (Ctrl+o) and close file (Ctrl+x)

Now the ModeSMixer2 will automatically start at Boot / Reboot.

STEP-11:
Go to page ip-of-pi:8787. This will show Charts. To see map, Click item Map on menu bar.

On map, you will see range plot being built, like VRS.

On map, the MLAT planes are shown green, and ADS-B planes are shown white.


#8

I cant get past the password prompt with SSH.txt installed


#9

Use password flightaware


#10

It works! abcd567, thank you very much for the help.


#11

@abcd567 Will this work for the add-on installation of piaware with dump1090-fa too?


#12

I am using the Pi Aware from Flightaware.


#13

Yes, if OS is Jessie.
If OS is Stretch, the file in step 2 & 4 will be different i.e. those for Stretch


#14

Stretch here. What would be different?
File is at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7NYXizl0U6iclAyNUl1clRkbU0

In your howto above is at dropbox


#15

For Pi2 / Pi3 and Raspbian STRETCH with dump1090-fa/dump1090-mutability add-on

Step-1:
Make a new directory

sudo mkdir mm2

Step-2 :
Download modesmixer2 file

sudo wget -O mm2/modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz "https://www.dropbox.com/s/vzuviwuy0610tu5/modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz?dl=1"

Step-3 :
Move to folder mm2 which contains downloaded file

cd mm2

Step-4 :
Extract downloaded file

sudo tar xvzf modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz

Step-5 :
Create a blank file mm2.sh

sudo nano mm2.sh

Step-7 :
Copy paste following code into the blank file, then Save (Ctrl+o), then close file (Ctrl+x).

Note: Replace xx.xxx:yy.yyyy in last line by your actual latitude and longitude.

/home/pi/mm2/modesmixer2 \
 --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30005:ADSB \
 --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30105:MLAT \
 --web 8787 \
 --location xx.xxxx:yy.yyyy \
 

Step-8 :
Make file executeable

sudo chmod +x mm2.sh

Step-9 :
Test

./mm2.sh & disown

Step-10 :
Make modesmixer2 to auto start at boot/reboot

10(a) Open file rc.local for editing

sudo nano /etc/rc.local

10(b) Add following line just above the last, single-worded line (i.e. above exit0)

/home/pi/mm2/mm2.sh &

10( c ) Save (Ctrl+o) and close file (Ctrl+x)

Now the ModeSMixer2 will automatically start at Boot / Reboot.

STEP-11:
Go to page ip-of-pi:8787. This will show Charts. To see map, Click item Map on menu bar.

On map, you will see range plot being built, like VRS.

On map, the MLAT planes are shown green, and ADS-B planes are shown white.
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#16

@abcd567 You’re the Man!!
It works. And it solved the fact the standard map wasn’t working anymore after installing pi-hole DNS solution (it comes wit it’s own web interface).

I have posted a link to your solution from here on the pi-hole forum?
I have asked the question there and nobody really knew how the piaware works, in order to fix it.

PS: The bytes/sec indicates 0 all the time.


#17

MODESMIXER has more usable function then the stock program, My opinion of course.


#18

Do you know if it’s possible to have ModeSmixer2 installed on the RPi, to use/access the BaseStation file and Silhouettes on the desktop PC, both on the same network?

I tried adding entries in the config file, but no luck.


How-to Get VRS-Like Coverage Map on RPi
#19

The only thing that modeSmixer2 is missing for me is the weather.


#20

Do youy have Registration, Aircraft Type and Silhouttes displayed?

Is BaseStation and Silhouttes installed on the Pi, or on another networked PC?

I guess the easiest way would be to place a copy of BaseStation on the Pi. I don’t care so much about Silhouttes. I may try that.