Feed Flightradar24 and Flightaware concurrently with Dump1090


1. Installation

We’ll assume that your OS (Raspbian) is installed and the network is configured.

1.1 Preparation

Update your system and install some software that we’ll need later (to compile) :

1.2 Rtl-sdr driver

Clone it from git, compile and install :

1.3 Decoder: Dump1090

Clone it from git, compile and test:

You may encounter this issue :

This is due to a conflict with the dvb_usb_rtl28xxu module.
Unload the module :

And blacklist it to avoid any future problem by editing the blacklist configuration file :

And add the following lines :

Then try again :

You should see some planes :
The option “–net” enable a web interface :
http://X.X.X.X:8080 (replace by the Raspberry Pi address).
The web interface :

1.4 Feeder: Flightradar24

They did a script, you should just follow the instructions :

Note, here are the DUMP1090 arguments :

When it’s done, you can start the service :

You can check the feeder status by using the following command :

Here is my output :

There is a web interface as well :
http://X.X.X.X:8754(replace by the Raspberry Pi address).
The web interface :
You can see the list of tracked planes (here in Singapore) :

1.5 Feeder: PiAware

1.5.1 Installation

PiAware installation process :

1.5.2 Raw data streaming

Make sure that you’re feeding the RAW data from Dump1090.
Edit the FR24 feeder configuration file :

And change the following line :

Then restart the service :

Note : It’s also possible to do it on the web interface :
http://X.X.X.X:8754/settings.html (replace by the Raspberry Pi address).

1.5.3 Test

Then you can restart the service :

And check the status :
Then you can restart the service :

Here is my output :

2. Results

2.1 Flightradar24

Dashboard :

2.2 FlightAware

Dashboard :

3. Links


3 thoughts on “Feed Flightradar24 and Flightaware concurrently with Dump1090”

  1. I’m running into issues with Failed to start LSB: dump1090 daemon (mutability variant)
    during install which causes fr24 to stop functioning as well. Somewhere along the way it says /etc/init.d/dump1090-mutability: Syntax error: “fi” unexpected

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

  2. Exactly the same failure here.
    Running Pi3+, Kernel 4.19.75-v7+, Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster).
    FR24feed from yesterday, dump1090-mutability v1.14

  3. “/etc/init.d/dump1090-mutability” is broken. I took an older one and everything works fine.

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