Hi Fellow enthusiast
I am after some advice regarding switching from windows dump1090 to piaware.
I have been feeding Flightaware from PlanePlotter and others since 17 April 2015 using Windows Dump1090, during this time I have made various modifications to my system I now have a Flightaware global rating of 298 and Uk rating of 35, (see https://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/user/Mancpaul) before my recent modifications it was global rating 685, the mods were—
- Changed from 14 element collinear to 16 element, this showed about 50% increase in messages and range. Note for the new 16 element I used RG6u foam with VR of 81% so each half wave length element was 111.4mm
- Flightaware Pro Stick Plus, this as shown at least another 50% increase in messages and range.
Originally I experimented with a 8 element then 10 then 12 etc seeing improvement with each one, incidentally I recently tried the Flightaware ADS-B Antenna this was comparable with the 14 Element Collinear.
So in summary the most significant improvement was the Flightaware Pro Stick Plus.
Anyway now the question.
Apart from adding MLATs to my feed what other advantages would I gain by changing to PiAware, would my reception range increase, could I still feed to PlanePlotter, FR24 etc?
Although the Raspberry Pi system is more economical I would still be required to run my PC 24/7 therefore no energy savings.
If I decide to go the PiAware route do I wait for the latest which would work with RPi 3B+? is it best to buy the kit or just buy the bits separately considering I have no experience with RPi?
P.S Please note my UK and global ratings are from RadarBox24 (https://www.radarbox24.com/stations/EXTSHA007146)