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Old 06-09-2012, 6:26 AM
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Hi all,

My name is Fredrik Lindahl and Im part of the team behind the FlightRadar24.com website/iPhone app/Android app.

Our goal is to provide truly global coverage for our live airplane traffic service. We already have several hundred volunteers around the world that supply us with data, but we are always looking for more contributors.

We are currently focusing much of our attention on expanding our coverage in North America and we have receivers and antennas available primarily for North American locations where we lack coverage today.

If you are interested in our free equipment offer, please dont hesitate to contact me at fredrik@flightradar24.com. The supply is limited but we will try to accommodate as many as possible.

If you already have ADS-B equipment and want to share data with us, please see Flightradar24.com - Watch live air traffic! for how you can contribute. Free iPhone apps are available to contributors.

If you have any other questions or need further information, dont hesitate to contact me.

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Very good offer for members on this forum.
I also upload ADS-B data to FlightRadar24 for Southern California.
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Great offer! Email sent.
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Email sent, hope to work on the Bangor Maine area.
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Fredrik- email sent! Great offer.

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E-mail has been sent. Thanks for the offer.

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Anyone gotten a reply? What kinda of equipment do they send/do you need?
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Any ADS-B receivers work. You just need their server name.

Google:
Mode S Beast
Microadsb
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Radarbox

For equipment.

I send my data to planefinder.net though. It's same concept.
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Any need for people in Australia?
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Anyone gotten a reply? What kinda of equipment do they send/do you need?
I've received a reply and we are exchanging e-mails. A couple of questions that both of us need answered.

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Hi all,

Thanks for your interest in supporting Flightradar24. Over the last couple of weeks we've sent out about a dozen ADS-B receiver packages to volunteers in North America.

However, are still looking for more volunteers to expand our ADS-B coverage.

Here are answers to questions posted previously in this thread. Please note that you'll get a faster reply by emailing me directly.

"What kinda of equipment do they send/do you need?"
We are obviously very happy to receive data feeds from people that already have the proper equipment. Please see Increase coverage - Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker! for more details on that.

But we are also looking for volunteers that don't have any existing equipment. What's needed however is broadband Internet connection, relevant location (i.e. we don't already have ADS-B coverage there, substantial amount of air traffic in your area, etc.), being able to offer good reception conditions for antenna (360 degree unobstructed view of the sky is preferred).

"Any need for people in Australia?"
Yes, potentially (largely dependent on variables above). Please contact me via email.

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Due to coax length, we are looking at using a wireless router to direct connect their ADS-B reciever to the Internet. If any other RR member has this setup, please message me.
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Due to coax length, we are looking at using a wireless router to direct connect their ADS-B reciever to the Internet. If any other RR member has this setup, please message me.
You will need a computer between the two to process the data before its sent to their servers.
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No external computer needed with our set-up. Those functions are taken care of by an iConnect box that we include in our package.
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Just received information on the iConnect box FlightRadar24 using around the world.
Good thing a regular desktop/notebook computer isn't needed anymore!

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We are using this box, but it's modified (hardware and software) at our office so you cannot just buy one and use it.
http://go.iomega.com/en/products/net.../?partner=4735
It's used as a fast, stable and cheap Linux computer. Up to 3 receivers can be connected to the box simultaneously.
F-receiver code on FR24 = iconnect.
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Great story on how FlightRadar24.com works.
The same story could be for site like PlaneFinder.net

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FlightRadar24 - Rush hour in the skies: Real time map that shows you every plane in the air right now

Flightradar24 makes it possible to track flights all around the world, whether commercial airliners, private jets or military aircraft.

Flightradar24 pulls data from the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States and the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system in other countries.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...right-now.html

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smar...-this-instant/

http://www.flightradar24.com or http://www.fr24.com

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FlightRadar24 have just released Flightradar24 Premium, version 1.5

This update includes several improvements to the premium service.

* No ads on FR24.com
* No time-out on FR24.com
* Full screen mode on FR24.com
* Bookmarks on FR24.com
* Show NDB and VOR on FR24.com
* Radarview - a completely new way of viewing FR24 without Google Maps with possibility to import waypoints and outlines to make a customize radar view.
* FR24 Premium app for free for Android
* FR24 Premium app fr free for Windows8

FlightRadar24 are working on more Premium features on FR24.com, improving the Radarview and including more apps.

Flightradar24 Premium is a dedicated service to our feeders only, so if you want to access this cool features, start feeding FR24 now

FlightRadar24 have uploaded a similar app for iOS that is "in review" and hope it will be approved for App Store before Christmas.

Google play: FR24 Premium
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...radar24premium

Flightradar24 Premium is our way of saying thank you to the ADS-B receiver owners who feed data to the Flightradar24 network.
http://www.flightradar24.com/premium/

See thread for Photos and Details.
http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...-Premium/page2
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Photo of the FR24 IOMEGA iConnect custom firmware box.

[Found this on Mark's blog site]

FlightRadar24 - ADS-B Receiver Kit Received
http://www.mark-rodgers.com/ads-b-receiver/
http://www.mark-rodgers.com/ads-b-re...mporary-setup/
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my question is whats the catch thats not cheap hardware and they are just passing it out?
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my question is whats the catch thats not cheap hardware and they are just passing it out?
advertising I'm sure.

more coverage means more hits on their website means more $$$

same with the smartphone apps. you won't use the app if the coverage sucks. more coverage means more downloads means more $$$
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