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Rtl_adsb OK, dump1090 Fail

Hello I have an RTL2838UHIDIR with
Fitipower FC0013 tuner, it works perfectly with the RTL_ABDS command but it doesn’t work with ./dump1090 I’m using linux ubuntu. Any ideas?

FC0013 will never “work perfect” for ADS-B, reception will be very limited with this tuner.

You’d really have to show the errors you get, most dump1090 versions will need at least a few command line parameters to run.
Also you can’t use the SDR with two programs at the same time, only one can use it.
But really just use my install script to compile yourself readsb, it’s a dump1090-fa fork and should work on pretty much any architecture:
Automatic installation for readsb · wiedehopf/adsb-scripts Wiki · GitHub
Also see: Raspbian Lite: ADS B receiver · wiedehopf/adsb-wiki Wiki · GitHub

Fitipower FC0013 is no good
Simply discard / return this dongle and get another RTL2838U DVB-T with R820T2 Tuner. It will work ok with dump1090 on Ubuntu