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#1

Hi everyone,
I would like to thank you for a great forum to help me understand the programming and install set-up of my ADS-B receiver on the RPi. I have to admit, I am not well versed in programming, but I was able to re-image a SD card to run the Mutability script.

Anyway, I am impressed with the data I am getting, but I am wondering how to get the maximum range line to plot on my dump1090 map.

Also, I have noticed some long distance flights show up. Is there a way to pull from the data log and find out what flight it was?

Thanks for all your help and please forgive me for my lack of understanding.

M82G


#2

Hi m82g, welcome to the forum.

One of the experts will be along soon to explain how to get the maximum range and range rings onto your map. There are a couple of long posts which have a lot of out-of-date information before the best code was found. If you have a couple of spare hours try looking through these.

http://discussions.flightaware.com/ads-b-flight-tracking-f21/what-is-the-maximum-range-i-can-get-t35912.html

http://discussions.flightaware.com/ads-b-flight-tracking-f21/how-to-get-alternating-blue-red-circles-in-dump1090-t20403.html?hilit=range%20rings

What is your setup?

[Edit] Just looked at your stats and you are out-performing everyone else in your area ! Good work.


#3

Thanks for the feedback.

I have been looking at these posts but I find it so confusing.
I wish there was a sticky post that showed the typical configuration edits and the associated code.

My setup was purchased off amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M3VJZVL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I lack the circuity knowledge, hence the prepackaged amazon purchase, but I love sharing data (personal weather station, CoCoRaS rain guage, and now the ADS-B)

I am shocked that I am getting great data from my setup that is right now at the inside apex of my attic. I hope to install this week with my wind anemometer.

Thanks again,
Matt (m82g)


#4

I wish there was a sticky post that showed the typical configuration edits and the associated code.

Hi Matt,

Everyone wants something different from their setup so there is no typical configuration :unamused:

If you get the antenna on the roof, you’ll be picking up mid-atlantic flights :open_mouth: