can pfclient be feed with rtl_adsb ? if so what format


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I have my plclient setup and pointing to
I've tried all formats: beast mode, basestation ..
pfclient is not detecting data

I'm running MX linux

tested my nooelect smart SDR and I'm experienced with SDR gqrx,
1090 signal is being picked up, good (not great) antenna, good line of sight

$ rtl_adsb | netcat -l -p 8080
Found 1 device(s):
0: Realtek, RTL2838UHIDIR, SN: 00000001

Using device 0: Generic RTL2832U OEM
Found Rafael Micro R820T tuner
Tuner gain set to automatic.
Tuned to 1090000000 Hz.
Exact sample rate is: 2000000.052982 Hz
Sampling at 2000000 S/s.

rtl_adsb is gathering data

I've read the client configuration
and have tried blacklisting modules
blacklist rtl2832
blacklist rtl2832_sdr
to find gqrx no longer works.
I can add the modules back with modprobe and get gqrx working

What am I missing?

I have since install fr24 client daemon and it includes dump1090 and mr-dump1090, can they be used.
pfclient needs to listen to a raw format, so something like Beast Binary mode will work.

What is the format of the data coming out of that fork of dump1090?
the data format is unknown

I have just started using fr24feed and it dumps (according to sudo netstat -t -p)
TCP port 30002 for raw/unparsed messages in AVR format
TCP port 30003 for parsed messages in BaseStation format
but not
TCP port 30005 for raw/unparsed messages in Beast binary format

I'll try sniffing the traffic on those 3 ports with wireshark to see if there is anything of use there
I think you answered your own question there.

Connect the pfclient to port 30005 and set it to Beast Binary mode
I've set my pfclient to monitor port 30002 AVR raw format and it seems to picking up on fr24feed's dump1090 raw Beast.
I think pfc is collecting
You’ll be better off setting to beast binary and 30005. The CPU swill be much less as it’s a binary format
We have a nice "echo" facility as we play nice/fair with other clients.

Connect us as Beast Binary to 30005 and then connect fr24feed to port 30054. We echo out the data we receive.