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Title: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: AirNav Development on November 29, 2012, 10:08:04 PM
With this new topic we intend to share photos of RadarBox installation photos all over the world.
With the constant growth of our network we are adding on a weekly basis new stations, sometimes in remote stations covering areas where aircraft were not tracked before.

Feel free to tell us more about your RadarBox installation in this topic and share some photos with our other users.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: AirNav Development on November 29, 2012, 10:16:48 PM
Below we share photos of RadarBox brand new reception station located in Faial Island, Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We recorded flights almost 400 NM away from the station location and because of it we've significantly improved our coverage of the Central Atlantic (flights from Southern Europe to the US and from all Europe to the Caribbean).

Hope you enjoy it.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: gw7ted on December 06, 2012, 12:17:57 AM
Great work guys, keep it up.
Title: My Setup and My Quest!
Post by: CYYZGUY on December 06, 2012, 05:02:37 PM
A few years ago, when I purchased my airnav radarbox, my quest was to get my antenna as high as possible for the best possible range!  I am only a few km's away from Canada's larges airport (CYYZ) Toronto Pearson International.  After years, I finally struck a deal with my landlord and he allowed me to put my ADS-B antenna on the Roof of my apartment.  It is now sitting pretty at 115Ft (35 Meters)  I have a clear range of 300 Nm, with spikes approaching 400 Nm.  I find it truly amazing, looking out the window at the approach to CYYZ and following the planes to touchdown on Airnav.  Now I get amazing ground returns as well.

Below are the pictures of my setup!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/8031205215_82f40dda8b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031205215/)
DSC_0759 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031205215/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/8031202768_5dde082bde_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031202768/)
DSC_0758 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031202768/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7980917775_38cd19fd36_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7980917775/)
Busy Night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7980917775/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/8031206858_c9b0034678_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031206858/)
DSC_0751 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/8031206858/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7942939664_a2764fc2bc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942939664/)
DSC_0690 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942939664/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7942937932_1ea81f7c82_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942937932/)
DSC_0682 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942937932/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7942938166_49c9115a67_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942938166/)
DSC_0683 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86721442@N07/7942938166/) by CYYZGUY (http://www.flickr.com/people/86721442@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: flygfantast on December 11, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
Here is my installation photos from my location Motala, Sweden.

The high antenna is a WiMo GP-1090 with pre-amplifier AS-1090 with AS-1090BT and Ecoflex-10 (10m+1m) cables.
The lower antenna is a Diamond D-777 for ACARS and listening on ATC/Fighter Control frequencies.

I see around 240nm in the west/east direction and approx 150-200nm in the north/south direction.
I'm covering the southern part of Sweden, parts of Norway, Denmark and the Baltic Sea.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7620524282_291e0a6a04.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flygfantast/7620524282/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7620524100_e338a4e9d0.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flygfantast/7620524100/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8082/8265469410_d56a8a7429.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flygfantast/8265469410/)

Niklas
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: jbagra on January 04, 2013, 12:49:29 AM
My installation in Galiza, Spain.

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2exr9z5.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/5vsg.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/2hhq62r.jpg)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: jaskel on January 12, 2013, 08:18:32 AM
hi all from Sydney Australia, I get a 360 degree view and about 230nm range with current set up.

Radar rama antenna

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/IMG_0323.jpg)

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/IMG_0324.jpg)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: jaskel on January 25, 2013, 10:25:18 PM
some panoramic shots of my set up

(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/photo1.jpg)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/IMG_1893.jpg)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/IMG_1900.jpg)
(http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg572/auairmonitoring/Hardware_Software/IMG_1897.jpg)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: RodBearden on January 26, 2013, 01:48:35 AM
Where are you, Jaskel?

Rod
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: jaskel on January 26, 2013, 02:31:32 AM
Sydney Australia
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: gonz33 on February 19, 2013, 02:06:54 AM
Hello friend, how is this antenna, I'm thinking about buying it but I don't know if is worth it, as you worked to you? thanks.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: jaskel on May 09, 2013, 09:17:42 PM
workss fine, I get 160nm avg with hits over 220nm.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Junio Gracielo on January 10, 2014, 12:04:57 AM
Hello friend, here is my installation photos from my location Vitória (VIX), Brazil

The equipment is a RadarBox 15 meter cable RCG213 being that the antenna is at an altitude of approximately 28.82 meters above sea level.

To the North East covering approximately 240nm 200nm 150nm and South West 220nm.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3799/11862190783_8baabeba32_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/11862336734_d4147aa78b_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/11862345794_251a2df29f_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/11861916315_f86ee1c3b5_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/11862356504_c7384d8f01_b.jpg)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: AirNav Development on January 10, 2014, 01:23:12 AM
Junio: very interesting. Congratulations!
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Fanjet500 on September 19, 2015, 05:05:13 PM
Hi Forum

here is my station at the German - Swiss Border. I Try to find out where military aircraft are that do not have ADS-B by switching between antennas using 2 independent Radar Boxes and 5 antennas. It`s a lot of fun.................. but you never really know.

Greetings

Rolf
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on September 19, 2015, 05:57:01 PM
Nice set up Rolf

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Fanjet500 on May 12, 2017, 08:25:07 AM
Hi Forum,

My new pole with the new FLU-SR/Y13 antenna. Playing with antennas is one part of the hobby. The installation is receiving signals from up to 156 NM. From Waldshut-Tiengen in Germany to Trento in Italy. The next step would be to move the mountains.

Greetings Rolf
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: EK01 on May 12, 2017, 08:53:32 AM
Rolf,

Explosives team are on their way !

Ian
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Rethymnian on September 13, 2017, 02:25:47 PM
Hi Guys,

here are 2 pics of my final setup in Rethymnon, Greece (PGANRB300799). On the left is my Diamond F-23 antenna (2M TX/RX), then I have a Diamond D-777 antenna (Civil and Military Air-band Base RX) antenna and finally the AirNav MODE-S/ADSB antenna. Right now I am getting excellent results, except towards the south. After testing various setups I came to the conclusion, that the high mountains are to blame ;-)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: EXTRPI004730 on January 30, 2018, 06:01:17 PM
Hi, first post here, thought it best to show my setup. Originally installed Piaware, then added RadarBox24 to duplicate coverage. Was having trouble with the receiver dongle, would lose sensitivity shortly after starting up, but adding heatsinks to the receiver chip and USB chip seems to have alleviated that issue.
Running about 100' LMR-400 feedline from the RPI dongle to the antenna which is up about 50' HAAT. The image shows the antenna beside the anemometer. This is a FlightAware 1090 antenna recently purchased through Amazon, and seems to work adequately. Note the parabolic antenna nearby; it does affect coverage to the WSW somewhat. It is required for our ISP for our internet service located about 10 mi away.
I also have a passband filter installed to help mitigate interference from the nearby ISP radio and local cell tower(s).

I've built an 8 element colinear antenna for 1090 since installing the storebought antenna, I might eventually switch antennas around to see how it works once we get a break in the weather. (blizzard here today).

Cheers from the center of Canada!
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on January 30, 2018, 06:33:14 PM
Hi there, your set up is giving great coverage in Manitoba.  Well done

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: abcd567 on January 30, 2018, 11:12:56 PM
@EXTRPI004730
Welcome aboard Canadian.
By another Canadian

Excellent coverage, nice installation.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: EXTRPI004730 on February 02, 2018, 02:44:39 AM
Always great to hear from you! Nice coverage at YYZ, busy place for sure.
Trying to get a few more feeders active on RB24 in this area, have one just north of Winnipeg now and hope to get a couple more up and running.
Cheeers!
-G.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: neroon79 on March 19, 2018, 06:55:38 AM
My recent installation at Lehrte (11.8nm ENE of EDDV)

Ground station IDs:

PlanePlotter: kj
FlightAware: 43465
FlightRadar: T-EDDV13 (9984)
RadarBox24: EXTRPI000440, PGANRB300066, PGANRB100307
PlaneFinder: 94504

Hardware:
RPi3 with GPS Modul for accurate time (MLAT)
Receiver: AirSpy Mini (higher sample rate than the usual SDR sticks leading to better MLAT results / MLAT position counts)
Antenna ADS-B: DPD Productions ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna (Standard 1090 MHz ES)
Antenna GPS: Passive GPS Mouse
Amplifier ADS-B: Kuhne electronic KU LNA 1090 A TM
Amplifier/Filter GPS: AuCon A11M-NF-NM / L1FM-NF-NM
Divider/Combiner: ZAPD-20-N+
Divider/Combiner: MINI-CIRCUITS ZB6PD-2-S+

Ingo
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 19, 2018, 09:44:07 AM
Lots of cables Ingo, glad you know where they all go as it is like spaghetti

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: neroon79 on March 19, 2018, 11:41:30 AM
Ahhh, regarding "where the cables go": Often, but not always...

Ingo
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: CoastGuardJon on February 22, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
In your screenshots above, how long in time is represented by the screenful of tracks in screenshot PP Station (3)?
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: neroon79 on February 22, 2019, 10:56:50 PM
Well, almost a year ago and before I've re-located my antenna (2-3 higher) and switched to a DPD Productions ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna.
 
In march 2018 with old antenna setup it took about one day (24h) to build up the tracks like seen in the picture.

Today (on a busy friday) I get the same result within about 12to 18 hours.

Ingo
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: CoastGuardJon on February 24, 2019, 06:34:32 PM
Hi Ingo, certainly a good number of tracks.    After several years absence, I'll shortly be returning to the fold, with improved coverage as my antennas will be higher and in the clear.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Aerotower on March 21, 2019, 02:38:59 PM
Hi Guys,

This is my installation:
I have used a 3 meters pole mast 1" galvanized pipe for 4 antennas, 3 ADSB antennas (Xrange2, PF and FR24) and one D130J discone antenna.

The radars I have put inside an PVC box to protect from bugs and for aesthetic purposes.
The installation  have also an Ethernet switch with 5 ports and will have a small cooler fan to avoid overheating in the summer.

If you have some suggestion for the fan to use, I will appreciate that.

Best regards,
Manuel S.

P.S.- Please see the next post


 
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Aerotower on March 21, 2019, 02:40:36 PM
Last four photos.

Manuel S.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 21, 2019, 03:43:24 PM
Great coverage from your set up Manuel, well done

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Aerotower on March 21, 2019, 04:20:16 PM
Thanks Alan,

Has you know I have put a filter on the xrange2 but I don't see any increase of range, but maybe better mode-s message.

Best regards,
Manuel S.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 21, 2019, 04:33:07 PM
The filter wont necessarily result in an increase in range but if it works will enable better messages.

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Aerotower on March 21, 2019, 06:51:29 PM
I know but, because I have a cellphone tower nearby, the filter will help I hope.
On Discone antenna the filter as decrease the number of aircraft's tracked, I don't know why.

Manuel
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 21, 2019, 06:53:20 PM
No idea on that Manuel

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Aerotower on March 21, 2019, 06:54:40 PM
Hi Guys,

here are 2 pics of my final setup in Rethymnon, Greece (PGANRB300799). On the left is my Diamond F-23 antenna (2M TX/RX), then I have a Diamond D-777 antenna (Civil and Military Air-band Base RX) antenna and finally the AirNav MODE-S/ADSB antenna. Right now I am getting excellent results, except towards the south. After testing various setups I came to the conclusion, that the high mountains are to blame ;-)


How you get 420NM?
What is the setup from antenna to receiver?

Thanks.

Manuel S.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: ea2ip on March 27, 2019, 11:22:14 AM
Hi, from North of Spain, Station: EXTRPI000695
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 27, 2019, 11:31:18 AM
Wow, I take it you have filtering in place with that mast so close

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: ea2ip on March 27, 2019, 12:41:22 PM
Yes, I put a 1090 filter, much RF from others tower and links.
Receiver from Flightaware.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 27, 2019, 02:50:16 PM
I see you are not set up for MLAT yet

run "apt-get update -y; apt-get install mlat-client -y; reboot" then setup the Lon and Lat in your station id profile and then will be MLAT ready

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: ea2ip on March 27, 2019, 06:53:34 PM
I see you are not set up for MLAT yet

run "apt-get update -y; apt-get install mlat-client -y; reboot" then setup the Lon and Lat in your station id profile and then will be MLAT ready

Alan

Just done ;)
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on March 27, 2019, 07:03:33 PM
Just need to wait on the rest getting done now :-))

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: neroon79 on April 19, 2019, 03:09:23 PM
In addition to the photos here:
http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=7298.msg246421#msg246421

A picture of the "outside" installation.

My recent installation at Lehrte (11.8nm ENE of EDDV)

Ground station IDs:

PlanePlotter: kj
FlightAware: 43465
FlightRadar: T-EDDV13 (9984)
RadarBox24: EXTRPI000440, PGANRB300066, PGANRB100307
PlaneFinder: 94504

Hardware:
RPi3 with GPS Modul for accurate time (MLAT)
Receiver: AirSpy Mini (higher sample rate than the usual SDR sticks leading to better MLAT results / MLAT position counts)
Antenna ADS-B: DPD Productions ADS-B Vertical Outdoor Base Antenna (Standard 1090 MHz ES)
Antenna GPS: Passive GPS Mouse
Amplifier ADS-B: Kuhne electronic KU LNA 1090 A TM
Amplifier/Filter GPS: AuCon A11M-NF-NM / L1FM-NF-NM
Divider/Combiner: ZAPD-20-N+
Divider/Combiner: MINI-CIRCUITS ZB6PD-2-S+

Ingo
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on April 19, 2019, 06:37:35 PM
Very nice Ingo.  Needing some painting on the balcony woodwork though :-))

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: neroon79 on April 20, 2019, 06:07:41 AM
Very nice Ingo.  Needing some painting on the balcony woodwork though :-))

Alan
Hey, don't criticizing the vintage look of the bangkirai balustrade.  It took me and the sun the hard work of twenty years to get it there. :-))

Ingo
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Stealth on May 02, 2019, 09:01:02 AM
Approx 14m mast mounted antenna, about 245m amsl. HF wire antenna nearby.  Mode-S Beast and Gigabyte PC mounted on wall. Near Perth, Western Australia
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on May 02, 2019, 09:07:30 AM
Wow, some antenna!!

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Stealth on May 02, 2019, 11:00:11 AM
Yes and some trees... :-(  Another 2 metres might fix it.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: flygpagen on May 06, 2019, 01:43:26 PM
Hello! Not much to show except I got my FlightStick last week. It really made a difference compared to the old dongle. Good work AirNavSystems! I´m feeding from my local airfield and my aim is to improve MLAT coverage on RB and other services.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: flygpagen on June 01, 2019, 02:57:07 PM
Not too interesting with only the box itself... I put up a second receiver at home a few days ago, excellent reception although I live in the lowest area of the country. “Vinnant 1090” and H155 cable maybe a bit too long, 15 m. I am thinking about adding a filter to enhance the signal, the interference from mobile networks is quite strong. Good reception, a cheap solution but fun.
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on June 01, 2019, 04:39:48 PM
Your coverage is nice

Alan
Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: foxhunter on August 04, 2019, 04:13:53 PM
I started new with a self made Pi and a stick.

Special thanks to my skills for a DIY antenna :-)
And no, the cookie box is already empty

For this, my range is not too bad....

Title: Re: RadarBox Worldwide Installation Photos
Post by: Runway 31 on August 04, 2019, 06:09:12 PM
Well done Foxhunter and welcome

Alan