It is what it is.
It is a station I cobbled together from spare bits lying around and it was put up last Saturday morning. Unfortunately, their estimate of antenna cable length was a little short and the antenna is not yet in the best location.
There is no filter or amplifier and the RTL receiver is just a generic dongle.
Still, it sees up to 10 planes a day which is pretty impressive considering where it is and spread of tracks aircraft take across the Indian Ocean depending on prevailing weather conditions. I’ve been looking at the waypoint lists and if it doesn’t use the Island as a waypoint it passes about 600 miles away and out of range.
The intention was to prove it worthwhile and then apply for a Flightfeeder but unfortunately he will be leaving the Island at the end of the year.
I have been looking whilst the plane is overhead and still feeding positions.
It shows up in the Live map (the trail goes green).
It also shows up in the Aircraft Reported Table, The Hourly Collection Table, The Coverage Graph, The Hourly Received Reports, The Positions Reported and the Aircraft Reported Table.
It shows up in all the appropriate places except the Table labelled Flights with Positions From This Feeder on FlightAware.com Within the Last Hour
At the times it should be showing the Table headings appear and stay until about an hour later when the Heading and therefore the complete table disappears.
Two planes a week and maybe the mail gets on, maybe not.
I am pretty sure the system is just not displaying the data when only one plane is in that list. Maybe the first plane in the list is always missing.
It is a convenient table because it shows me what plane is passing over otherwise I have to find that tiny atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean to see what is happening.
Still really pleased that we are getting any planes at all.