FlightAware Discussions

So how does this ADS-b thing work?

Am I wrong? I thought when I purchased the equipment, waited, downloaded the software, figured that out, got the Pi up and running that I would be able to see on my monitor the ADS-B traffic and information that my Pi generated?

I got nothing on the Pi

So I went back onto Flightaware and completed the next step which was “Claim your PiAware client on FlightAware.com

So I can only view any of the information that my little Pi generates on the flightaware web site? Nothing more?

to view locally generated traffic, go to (within your local network)
IP-ADDRESS-OF-YOUR-PI:8080

With the Pi up and running goto one of your other computers on your local network and type the address given in the previous message into the address line of your web-browser. For example mine is, 192.168.2.14:8080

My Pi is out in the garage near where the antenna cable comes in from the roof so I don’t have a monitor, keyboard or mouse connected to it. I can do all I need to with it using the free SSH client PuTTY and of course watching it’s dump1090 display.

The local display will look something like this (pic below)… I’ve modified the HTML page for my own purposes just as you can as well. Take a look at this thread when you’re ready. http://discussions.flightaware.com/ads-b-flight-tracking-f21/how-to-get-alternating-blue-red-circles-in-dump1090-t20403.html

The user stats page on Flightaware will become more interesting as the days go by and you continue to feed more data. You can see mine at this link. http://flightaware.com/adsb/stats/user/tjowen

Thanks, am I wrong in saying that one cannot view this format unless they are on the same network as the Pi?

So if I have this running at home I cannot view the data while I am at work for example?

Currently, that’s true, unless you port forward 8080 on your router so you can access it remotely. You can view your ADS-B stats page which we are constantly improving to make better and include more real-time information.

How does this work with the ADS-B stats page?

I can see the map with NO planes on it but when I pull up the IP address I see planes and data.

I also don’t know how to really read the data as there are two flight data lines:

Recent flights with positions from this feeder on FlightAware.com

&

Additional recent flights fed to FlightAware

Are both from my receiver or?

The map currently only shows your receiver locations.

I also don’t know how to really read the data as there are two flight data lines:

Recent flights with positions from this feeder on FlightAware.com

&

Additional recent flights fed to FlightAware

Are both from my receiver or?

Yes. It’s a list of flights with positions we’re using vs not currently using (due to other feeders). It’s a way for you to have a list of flights you’re tracking and click for more info.

So is there any way to see the live data that my receiver is receiving? I mean in the sense of the planes with fight details on the moving map like I can see on “planefnder.net

??

Thought that this would be the same on Flightaware but I only see the textual data on a line instead.

Maybe this is the wrong place to ask, but is there a way that I can be able to hear/receive the aircraft radio frequencies? This would enable me to listen to the AWOS prior to getting to the airport each day.

You could use Virtual Radar Server, which includes a database that resolves the ICAO hex codes into registrations and flight numbers. Here is a list of a few servers people have made available on the internet: http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk/Directory.aspx

Thanks… This of course leads to another question…

What’s the weird shaped shadow that is on the maps? The range of their antenna?

How do they get that on the map?

Yes it’s the receiver range. It’s a feature of the VRS software. It monitors that maximum range received in each direction and plots it on the map. You can toggle it on and off, or show the range for different altitudes in the map options at the top of the page.