I fully understand the changes FlightAware is making on 31 DEC 2019 regarding PlanePlotter data sent using the “secondary sharing” method direct from PlanePlotter. I understand why it is being done. This is not meant to be a us or them type of post.
My question is:
Is it possible for FA to assign a Unique Identifier: xxxx-xxxx-… to my fairly low number PlanePlotter receiver site internally on their servers so that I can migrate that to a Pi and maintain my fairly low number FA site. I am not interested in the user stats or even the running streak history as much as I would hate to lose the early receiver number for historical purposes.
Currently I have two sites:
1630 KHRT Feeder Type: PlanePlotter Unique Identifier: PD
Joined: May 31, 2014
Longest Streak: 1627 days (7/5/2015 - 12/17/2019
14679 KHRT Feeder Type: PiAware (SD Card) 3.7.2 Unique Identifier: xxxx…
Joined: October 31, 2015
Longest Streak: 1213 days (8/22/2016 - 12/17/2019)
I realize the Pi receiver already gives me the “premium” features. So that is not an issue.
So, is there an automated way to have FA assign a Unique Identifier: to my 1630 site so that I can migrate it myself to another receiver? Or perhaps, could FA staff assign a Unique Identifier: by request. I realize this would require some work for the FA staff, but this is my first ever request and I have been feeding FA for many years as you can see above.
A similar request was asked by another user in another thread back in JAN 2019. At the time FA said they would discuss the issue but there was never a final answer.
My intent for maintaining two receivers at the same location is to use one for testing and possibly moving one to 978 UAT.
-Dan (and yes, the user name is an aircraft I flew on for many years !)