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Saying goodbye, and thanks for the fun

Greetings feeder fans, and, ya staff, i guess they read messages here to.
I am sorry to announce that i stop feeding flight data to the website.
The main reason is QRM, a lot of it, it took me a very long time to correct
pinpoint the source, and i found out that my Raspberry Pi was the source of it.
after changing psu’s, several of them, the Pi it self (long life MAC spoofing)
the qrm stayd, as licenced ham i could not use HF for the last years
so i have deceide to pull the plug starting tonight at sunset here.
it was several years big fun to see where planes where, and ya, even at work
i could login to see what plane was above my head.
perhaps in the future when i move to a other location when i can seperate antenna
distances i will report back, but now i want to enjoy again my radio hobby.
its sad for me to go, but i had to make a choice, the choice was clear for me.


Very sorry to let you go, but at some point you need to make decisions.

Good Luck!

Hi Tony,

This sounds really strange to me - I’m also a radio ham and I’ve got over a dozen Pis in the house doing various things and I’ve never had any issues with QRM from them. I even have one of them mounted at the base of my hexbeam!

What exactly are you experiencing and on what bands?

73 Keith.

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I’m the same as Keithma, I work HF(as in FT8 right now) and have two Pis, one at each end of the house, one is only 6 ft from one leg of my dipole(separated only by window glass) plus the FA antenna is much the same location…
Must be another reason

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first 3 mhz are unworkable, S6 psu scrap, replaced with several other units, same, replaced pi, same isue, distance for antenna and other antenna is 5 meters (20 feet or so)
for FR24 i could use the windows software, but cant find a windows version for FA
Till the time i can figure out how i can eliminate full QRM lvl, i turn it off.

Did you check if the problem was actually the dongle?

So long and thanks for all the fish!

Did you try a linear PSU?

0-3MHz. So the LF bands plus 160m?