I have just set up a PiAware using a DVB stick and one of those tiny little aerials (cut to correct length) that I know are not great.
I am currently building myself a collinear coax antenna but I have the PiAware set up with what I currently have available.
The issue is I notice that despite living right below a flight path my PiAware sees zero aircraft.
I set the system up following the procedure on the PiAware website on a Raspberry Pi 3, it has wifi access. When looking at my own local statistics on my home network I can see that the PiAware knows if I unplug the DVB - it says ‘AJAX call failed (error: Not Found) Maybe dump 1090 is no longer running?’
So I presume that the DVB is set up and working - is my presumption correct?
Is there some way of knowing for sure?
I would like to have at least seen at least some aircraft before having to wonder whether it’s my homemade antenna or not…