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European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:19 pm
by jonfear
All

A big thank you to Jester for getting the European Feeds started.

As you will all see at http://www.vrs-europe.org.uk, we now have significant coverage from the Atlantic ocean through to Germany.

If you would like to add coverage to your area, please send me a PM and we will work out the logistics.

All the best

Jon

:D :D :D

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:44 pm
by Mac
Are there plans to make sharing data easier ?
At the minute the need for a static IP and port forwarding makes sharing easier, it would be great if we could get the VRS to share to a central server or be able to setup VRS as a client or Server.

Great work lads !

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:35 pm
by jonfear
Hi Gareth

Generally I will let Andrew answer the finer points of the future plans for VRS.

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Not strictly true. You can point towards a domain name as well. That means that users with a dynamic IP can still contribute. There are many "no-ip" type companies around the world that can provide a form of domain name whilst pointing to their dynamic IP which is automatically updated with a bit of client software or in many cases within the router.

This is how I managed to run my weather server for many years with a dynamic IP. I even pointed my own domain names to the no-ip service.

Hope this might help anyone wishing to contribute. If you need help setting this up, please ask, there is a massive amount of knowledge here on the forum.

Jon

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:57 am
by Jester

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:14 am
by Mac
Thanks Jon.

Coverage is steadily improving. I reckon I could entice a few more Irish sharers if the method of sharing was made a little simpler for them. We just need a Shannon and South coast share to have total Irish coverage ;)

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:41 pm
by jonfear
Hi Gareth

I am not quite sure about how hard this is really. Compared with Plane Plotter, VRS is simple. Adding the likes of Shannon and the Irish south coast would really benefit all. Some coverage around Paris would help as well.

Is there anything that we can do by remote? I helped Dave using Teamviewer when setting up the NE English feed. I am sure that either you or I or many of the more experienced users here would be willing to help.

Sharing data is really not that hard, especially if you have a guiding hand.

If we can understand the problems of the newbie sharer, perhaps we can guide them towards to main goal, letting people see what we as an amateur community can do, Andrew at the head of course!

Jon

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:29 am
by Mac
I agree its not that difficult but some would prefer to be able to do it themselves and not have to open ports, register a DynDNS etc.

I will have a Cork ( Southern Ireland ) share back up and running this week. I've had issues with the laptop I use as a RTL1090 concentrator. :)

Re: European Shared feeds # 2

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:51 am
by Mac
I forgot to mention, the way in which I got around having to use a static IP for dongle users was to setup a dongle acting as a concentrator in RTL1090 on MY static IP and got them to use the Send UDP function in RTL1090 to send their data to it.

I then in turn gather that data into VRS as a receiver.