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Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:44 pm
by alpha15
Hello to all,

I am not sure if I opened this post into the proper thread , so i'm sorry if i didn't

As the subject says i am thinking to buy a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus ADS-B USB Receiver with Built-in Filter

( http://www.ebay.com/itm/FlightAware-Pro ... 94839#rwid )

In order to extend my range within the current RTL SDR dongle.

The main question is: If I buy the first mentioned product from FlightAware , should I be able to properly connect it and use it with my existing VRS software or not ?
At the moment i am not interested for any kind of 3rd party feedings and I am going to work it independently.

Also are these products (from other companies like flightaware) possible to be connected and work even in Raspberry devices ?

Thank you very much for your time :)

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:00 pm
by alpha15
Question answered after communication with FlightAware.

It is compatible with Windows pc's and with Virtual Radar Server :)

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:00 am
by jdor
Hi there,

Did you successfully get this working (flight stick pro) with a raspberry pi and vrs ?

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:52 pm
by alpha15
Yes , it work perfect :) both windows and raspberry pi.

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm
by jdor
Did you use a different sdr previously? how does using the flight stick plus compare ? do you have your vrs online ?

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:58 am
by alpha15
Yes I was using the classic rtl dongle. the cheap one. Of course flightaware pro stick + , has got more coverage because of it's filter etc.. I receive about 200% more than my previous dongle :D , but everything has to do also with the antenna.

I dont have it in a public web address (if this is what you mean).

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:59 pm
by jdor
ok thanks.

Final question what antenna do you use ? and where is it located eg loft, roft, room

regards

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:11 am
by alpha15
I generally try many types of them , but if you want to have nice coverage you should look for ready-solutions.

Some very good antennas are made by FlightAware and also by AirNav Systems. Just search in google for adsb antenna. You will also see the active diapason type which is also very nice.

The "good reception" factor is to put the antenna in the highest location that you can , with panoramic view and not any buildings around.

You also need to keep short the antenna cable (coax low loss) in order to avoid loss. Another good idea is to buy an usb active extender and put the dongle in a waterproof box near the antenna ;)

Hope that I answered your questions.

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 am
by jdor
Thank you

Re: Thinking of buying a FlightAware Pro Stick Plus and connecting to VRS

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:12 pm
by Dodsy
Do you get MLAT data on VRS from your FA stick?

I have the blue one with a PI but I can only get non MLAT traffic to show on VRS

I've used port 30105 on VRS for MLAT and whilst messages come through nothing is trackable