I have been experimenting with UAT (978 MHz) the last few days, and I seem to be receiving enough data I would like to try to get the data into PlanePlotter, but so far I haven’t been able to figure out how to do so. I know this isn’t a PlanePlotter forum, but I also don’t want to do anything that messes up the piaware stuff, so I thought some of the experts here might have an idea to try.
I am running dump1090-fa, dump978-fa, and piaware on a Rasberry Pi (along with the totally awesome tar1090). I currently get data into PlanePlotter simply by connecting to port 30005 on the Pi, which is served as a beast output by dump1090-fa.
I am aware of the mutability/dump978 repo on GitHub and I built that and I have used uat2esnt to generate messages that look like this…I believe this is “raw” input format.
I tried piping this to port 30001 (socat and nc), assuming dump1090-fa would receive it (since I have --net-ri-port 30001 configured) and then forward the data to PlanePlotter, but it doesn’t seem to work. Maybe this is disabled in the -fa version? I am not clear on whether dump1090-fa ever received anything or if the data just isn’t forwarded like I was hoping.
Nonetheless, since piaware is already concatenating the two streams for uploading to FlightAware, I suspect I don’t really want the data flowing into dump1090-fa at all and would rather have a way of getting the UAT stream into PlanePlotter directly along with the 1090ES data. Is there any way to do this? Do I need to figure out ppup1090 or run a separate dump1090 that pulls from both -fa sources?