FlightAware

FlightAware 1090 MHz antenna In December 2018, I started participating in FlightAware's network of radio receivers that facilitate tracking of aircraft. I have an antenna on a rock in my back yard connected to a Rasbperry Pi with a USB radio receiver. See FlightAware's ADS-B page for more information on their tracking network.

My username on FlightAware is tom239. I'm happy to compare notes with others operating FlightAware receiver sites; my email address is on my contact page.

I am using: The switch gives the option of either 10 or 100 Mbps on its PoE ports. I chose 10Mbps because that's already more bandwidth than this application needs and 10Base-T is more reliable over long cable runs (in this case, over 200 feet).

PoE switch current draw with Raspberry Pi running (lower trace) The PoE switch draws about 3 watts without the Raspberry Pi connected and about 8 watts with it connected and running. The switch's input current waveform is the lower trace in the image to the right (not that I think anyone has a burning need to see it). The upper trace is the 120V line voltage waveform for reference.

I'm located between two mountain ranges. Terrain limits my receiver's ability to receive signals in most directions, as seen in the lopsided coverage graph on my statistics page.



Tom Ace
Lone Pine, California

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