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Offline Keef

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Re: FlightAware Pro Stick
« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2016, 08:47:20 AM »
Thanks Anmer,

I was working a rather dull night shift and taking the opportunity to do a bit of surfing on company time when I came across it.

Whilst I don't have an immediate need for one I think I'll get one 'just in case' when they are available in Europe.

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Re: FlightAware Pro Stick
« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2019, 08:19:07 PM »
is there any kind person willing to advise me how to install my flightaware pro stick on my windows 10 pc any assistance would be most welcome

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Re: FlightAware Pro Stick
« Reply #77 on: April 13, 2019, 08:25:45 PM »
The Pro Stick should be installed with appropriate PC software such as RTL1090 or Dump1090 for Windows.  And Zadig drivers.

This may help:


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Re: FlightAware Pro Stick
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2019, 01:28:07 AM »
I just started about a week ago with a Pro Plus stick, tried just about all the windows 10 options out there.

This is a good set of instructions to get to the stage where you are decoding:


I found under win 10 the easiest option and the one that worked best was RTL1090.

Then for tracking I liked Virtual Radar the best:


Getting VRS to talk to RTL1090 took a while, ignore the port numbers in any instructions and look at the bottom of the RTL1090 window and use that number, it will be something like 31011, or 30001 etc.

So the steps are:

Change the windows driver with Zadig.
Get RTL1090 decoding aircraft data.
Get Virtual Radar Server talking to RTL1090 and displaying the aircraft on the map.

If you want to send data to places like FlightAware most of them don't let you do it from Windows anymore, after a few days I went and got a Raspberry Pi and installed PiAware on it, and since that doesn't do logging I installed VRS on a second Pi just to keep a local database of flights (and I like the look of VRS better than Skyview on the Pi).
« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 01:31:09 AM by mrschultz2 »