How To Get VRS-Like Coverage Map on RPi

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If you dont want to run VRS on Windows/Mac computer, you can still generate VRS-like coverage plot, as well as Charts by running modeSMixer2 on your RPi.

STEP-1:
Go to following page:
http://xdeco.org/?page_id=30


At top you will find ModeSDeco2❌. Ignore it.
Scroll down further, till you see ModeSMixer2 ✔. This is what you need.
Scroll down a little further till you see ARM sign
arm.jpg


On Windows/Mac Desktop/Laptop, download one of the following which matches your OS:

For Raspberry Pi 2/3 Jessie
modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz


OR

For Raspberry Pi 2/3 Stretch
modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz


STEP-2:
In Pi, create a new folder mm2
Code:
sudo mkdir mm2

STEP-3:
On Windows / Mac computer, download and install file transfer App Filezilla.


https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1

STEP-4:
Using Filezilla, upload from Windows/Mac computer, to Pi’s folder mm2, the downloaded file
modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz
OR
modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz


STEP-5:
Unzip the uploaded file
Code:
cd mm2
sudo tar xvzf modesmixer2_rpi2-3_20170924.tgz
#OR
sudo tar xvzf modesmixer2_rpi2-3_deb9_20170924.tgz

STEP-6:
Inside folder mm2, create a new file mm2.sh
Code:
cd mm2
sudo nano mm2.sh
Add following two lines to blank file
Code:
#!/bin/sh
./modesmixer2  --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30005:ADS-B  --inConnectId 127.0.0.1:30106:MLAT --web 8787 --location xx.xxxx:yy.yyyy
Save file (Ctrl+o) and close file (Ctrl+x)

Note: Replace xx.xxxx by your latitude, and yy.yyyy by your longitude

STEP-7:
Make file mm2.sh executeable
Code:
cd mm2
sudo chmod +x mm2.sh

STEP-8:
Run the modeSMixer2
Code:
cd mm2
./mm2.sh & disown

STEP-9:
Exit terminal
The script will keep running even after closing the terminal due to & disown in the above command. You can stop it by reboot, or by command sudo killall mm2.sh or by command sudo killall modesmixer2.


STEP-10:
Go to page ip-of-pi:8787. This will show Charts. To see map, Click item Map on menu bar.


On map, you will see range plot being built, like VRS.

On map, the MLAT plane are shown green (if you are feeding Flightaware and get mlat feedback), and ADS-B planes are shown white.
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MAP WITH VRS-LIKE COVERAGE PLOT


IMG_20180206_121400.jpg



CHARTS
ModeSMixer2 - Charts.png
 
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