This is more for me to understand if there are settings I am overlooking on one or the other as they for me they perform very differently. The Virtual Radar range plots are what I was after…
So I am doing some testing and sorting out antennas and whatnot.The Raspberry Pi is running headless with Piaware Dump1090-FA and most of the time its easier for me to work with the laptop to test.
I am running Virtual Radar and Dump1090 on my Windows laptop and plugging either the FA dongles or RTL-SDR v3 etc directly in to fiddle with hardware and observe results. But I cannot seem to replicate results once I put a tested configuration on the Pi.
Virtual Radar continually displays more planes and more planes with positions- at times 20% more and sometimes close to double the amount. ( and unlike the Piaware config the VRS is not set up with MLAT so those differences are ADS-B only…)
Tonight I pointed the VRS at the Pi, so Piaware Skyview and VRS were simultaneously receiving the same data at the same time from the same Blue FA dongle and antenna,feed coax, etc. Still the same noticeable difference in displayed planes. Traffic is dwindling tonight, so atm Skyview 9/14, Virtual Radar 15/23.
Granted they are not the same software- but why are the results different ?