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Topic # 214432 11-May-2017 14:21
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How many Flightradar24 feeders do we have here on GZ?

Are you active on the Flightradar24 forums too?

If you want to buy a decent receiver locally they're on Trademe now

https://trademe.co.nz/1322762349

I've just received my decent looking antenna from Slovakia too

http://www.ebay.com/itm/292089270128

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  Reply # 1779661 11-May-2017 14:24
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I was going to do this years ago, but there's no point where I live. :(


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  Reply # 1779663 11-May-2017 14:25
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How can you tell if there is any point?





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  Reply # 1779675 11-May-2017 14:31
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mentalinc:

 

How can you tell if there is any point?

 

 

I live under/near a flightpath into Adelaide airport. :D

 

 

 

edit: FlightRadar used to send you free receivers if you were in an area that needed more coverage.




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  Reply # 1779679 11-May-2017 14:33
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If you see an aircraft in the sky but not on FR24 in your area then there is a chance you can help that situation (provided they're transmitting, etc).

If nothing else, feeding gives you a free Business account which means no ads, no timeouts on web login, etc.



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  Reply # 1779681 11-May-2017 14:34
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blakamin: FlightRadar used to send you free receivers if you were in an area that needed more coverage.



You can apply for one but as NZ looks pretty well covered now and they will be getting many requests worldwide it sounds harder to get a freebie than it used to be.

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  Reply # 1779770 11-May-2017 17:08
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I've been feeding fr24, flightaware, and others for a couple of years now. feeders on Auckland North Shore, Newcastle, and Sydney.


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  Reply # 1785103 20-May-2017 12:32
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Been feeding FlightRadar24 on and off since November 2013.

 

For just over a year I've been feeding both FlightAware and FlightRadar24, with minimal downtime. Last weekend my antenna finally went up on the roof, improving coverage somewhat.

 

Close to NZAA, so even with sub-optimal placement (I'm not elevated), I still see most flights.


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  Reply # 1785122 20-May-2017 12:57
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I feed FlightRadar24. Probably not the way most of you do though... No business account for me. :-(





My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  Reply # 1785168 20-May-2017 15:21
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Flightaware not tracker but..

 

 

 

Im playing with piaware on my rasp pi3.

 

(Reasonably interesting but I wish I could work out how to get planes which dont have registered flight plans.

 

It picks up the rescue chopper but no location data and the altitude is wrong. ie top of hospital isnt 1500 feet.)


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  Reply # 1785545 21-May-2017 17:53
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I've created a Flight Crew on Flightaware for Geekzone, feel free to join up :)

 

 

 

Matt.

 

 


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  Reply # 1785555 21-May-2017 18:23
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MattR:

 

I've created a Flight Crew on Flightaware for Geekzone, feel free to join up :)

 

 

Doesn't work for me... "Request error".


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  Reply # 1785556 21-May-2017 18:29
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Hmmm - Forum Topic is Flightradar24..... and you are inviting people to join a group on Flightaware.

 

Isn't that like being on a Coke forum and inviting you to a Pepsi one?




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  Reply # 1785567 21-May-2017 18:50
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I've amended the title, no point having 2 threads



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  Reply # 1785568 21-May-2017 18:51
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

MattR:


I've created a Flight Crew on Flightaware for Geekzone, feel free to join up :)



Doesn't work for me... "Request error".



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  Reply # 1785578 21-May-2017 19:03
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I had to first enable Flight Crew, then searched for Geekzone.

 

https://flightaware.com/flightcrew/


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