AcarsDeco2 - up to 3-channels ACARS SDR receiver for RTL2832 dongle

tonkepen

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Works perfectly with 3 bands at once, immaculate, the only serious sensational what you comment on another forum, that could grab photos from your own collection, within the hard drive, without having virtual radar.

Thanks for the excellent work.;)
 

Niveous

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Love this program but 1 issue I trying to monitor 136.850 and it will not run.

C:\acarsdeco2>acarsdeco2.exe --device-index 0 --freq-correction 65 --freq 131550000 --freq 131475000 --freq 136850000 --http-port 1974 --vrs-url http://127.0.0.1:1973 --udp 127.0.0.1:9742 --net 30008 --gain 49.6 --agc --no-sq --no-empty
AcarsDeco2 v.20140729
Found Rafael Micro R820T tuner
Error: Invalid channel freq: No error

works all on the 131 range.
also cant seem to get the pics working .
 

Niveous

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darn it ok... the 2nd one being used for ADB-S :) . So I need to by a another one should just by 10 more of them
 

sergsero

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In the first message of this thread updated version to 20140729.

+ added by default the ability to take images of the aircrafts from the fixed local directory static/pictures. To do this, put your collection of images of aircrafts in the static/pictures directory. The image files must have the .jpg extension. If used the option --vrs-url <arg> in command line, then the ability to taking the images from local directory will disabled and they will be taken from the specified VRS.

+ added option --pictures-url <arg> for the ability to take images of the aircrafts from site, which can issue their by http requests

+ added option --no-empty for filtering messages without data, for example, Mode: 2 (50), Label: Q0 (ACARS link test)

+ added picture-plug for aircraft for which there is no image in the collection

+ changed filtering uplink messages from ground stations

Added versions for: ARM computers Raspberry Pi/Odroid U3, Intel 32/64 bit and OS X.

Thanks,
sergsero
 
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there is another good idea.
Maybe you can build something like a proxy. I will use some Remotestation who are in my Country to cover all areas i my Country.
So i would use +10 Stations. The problem is UDP isnt that good on WAN connection and double Messages are not that good.
The Server will run in an Secure Room with no way to use and Dongle. So i need an Receiving Station to.
 

sergsero

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I'll think about it. If that is done, then for the transport will be used TCP protocol.
However, soon I'll be on vacation and can something try to do only in the next month...

Thanks,
sergsero
 

sergsero

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In the first message of this thread updated version to 20140807.

+ added display of supplemental information and live data, extracted from ADS-B messages the same aircraft. If simultaneously with the ACARS this aircraft transmits ADS-B messages and they are received and processed by VRS, then specifying its URL, you can see some of this information in acarsdeco2 WEB server.

+ added by default the ability to take images of the aircrafts from the fixed local directory static/photos. To do this, put your collection of images of aircrafts in the static/photos directory. The image files must have the .jpg extension. If used the option --vrs-url <arg> in command line, then the ability to taking the images from local directory will disabled and they will be taken from the specified VRS.



I will be grateful to all for its testing.

Thanks,
sergsero
 
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hey
maybe you can fix it for the next version!
The " --device-index" is a sshhhtttt.... I use 6 Dongle on my Pc for different Services. Its very anoint when i have to search wich Dongle have witch ID.
So please make it like "RTL1090" and make sure i can use the Serial Number of the Dongle that will fix many problem immediately.

EDIT:
Maybe you can chance it to:
"--freq 131550000 --freq 131725000 - frequency of ACARS channel (up to 3),"
You say its possible to decode more that 3 Channel at the same Time the limit is only the CPU.
 
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Please fix this errror!
E-Mail said:
Each line in the ACARS data stream via UDP must be prefixed with "AC" in order to be processed correctly by PlanePlotter and this data is not prefixed with that heading. Therefore is it being interpreted as a message from the server and is being displayed to the user by PlanePlotter.
 

sergsero

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In the current version of program acarsdeco2_windows_20140807.zip the data that are sent over UDP protocol, have the prefix "AC" at the beginning of each message:

AC
K .VQ-BPL ! H1 8 D54B S73508 #DFB12402,00110,73/N10834,0834,0926,5905,1245,XXXXX/N20833,0834,0925,5800,1226,XXXXX/S1XXXXX,0649,1285,4166,XXXX,030,000/S2XXXXX,0654,1282,4170,XXXX,032,000/T1100,100,029,43,050,05407,0034/T2100,100,022,44,062,ACK .VQ-BPL ! H1 9 D54C S73508 #DFB05401,0045/V105,02,121,210,02,00,00000/V203,01,172,049,03,00,00000/V3XX,XX,XXX,XXX,XXXX/V4XX,XX,XXX,XXX,XXXX/V5XX,XX,XXX,XXX,XXXX/V6XX,XX,XXX,XXX,XXXX/V7041,083,00081,22222222222111/V8041,083,00081,22222222ACK .VQ-BPL ! H1 0 D54D S73508 #DFB222111/X102144,0000,0021,0000,N0006,0009/X202220,N000,0020,0000,N0006,0009/X3N002,0006,N007,N005,N004,N001,0000/X40000,N000,N000,N000,0000,0000/X50000,N000,0000,0000,0000,0000/X62523,E0962,N555,055,258,N168


Identification of the device by its serial number will be implemented in the next version of the program.
 
i get often this error in pp:
pp.JPG

Bev from info@coaa.co.uk say that to me. Maybe you ask them by yourself why this error show often?

EDIT:
Code:
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RX_ID: 59451, Freq: 131.825MHz

ACARS mode: 2 (50), label: 21 (SAS: Take off data calculation)

Block id: L (76)

Aircraft reg: HL7751

Type: Boeing 777, carrier: KAL, cn: 34210

Airlines: Korean Air



Message content:-

530784    LAW  397585

TOF  150900   TIF  133199

MACZFW 31.5   MACTOW 33.7 MACDLW 26.4

WING FUEL  150900     TAIL FUEL       0

TTL  FUEL  151901     TAXI FUEL    1001

MAX PAYLOAD   56766   TOWL  530892

ACTUAL PAYLOA
and please delete 3 of the - the "dos" box is to small for.
 

sergsero

New Member
It would be nice if Bev said the exact format of the message as a template, which is used in the program PlanePlotter. I'll try to ask in the Yahoo group...
 

sergsero

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Hello,

Bev kindly explained to me the requirements of format, that used to transmit messages in PlanePlotter. For which I am very grateful to him.

I made changes to the program and hope that now the error message will not appear. However, this requires a more long-term testing. I will be grateful to you for such testing new version.

Also made other changes to the program:
+ fixed message format for data transfer over UDP protocol in accordance with the requirements of PlanePlotter.
+ added option --device-serial <arg> for identify the instance of the dongle via the serial number.
+ removed software limitations on the number of simultaneously receiving channels. Now their number is limited computing power of the computer. And the spacing between the channels with the minimum and maximum frequency of 0.73 MHz.
+ changed length of the border lines between messages to 80 characters.



acarsdeco2_windows_20140903.zip
Thanks,
sergsero
 
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so i try it but i see only one error... the are 3x "-" to much please delete it:
Code:
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sergsero

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In my tests, the new identification of dongles by their serial numbers works well:


For the left instance serial number was changed to the value 15, while on the right it has the default 00000013. In the configuration command line, the zeros can be omitted.
 
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