How to setup a client on RPi

Requirements:

Download and extract

Open a shell

1. Create a new directory and change to this directory.

mkdir /home/pi/modesfiltered
cd /home/pi/modesfiltered


2. Download the tool.

wget https://www.live-military-mode-s.eu/Rpi/modesfiltered.zip

3. Extract the files from zip-file

unzip modesfiltered.zip

4. Copy the start script "modes.sh" to /etc/init.d/.

sudo cp /home/pi/modesfiltered/modes.sh /etc/init.d/

5. Make it executable

sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/modes.sh

Configure the client

Location
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example: Munich, DE

6. Open the file with an editor:

nano variables.txt

enter your location town and country code

exit the editor with CTRL+O followed by CTRL+X

7. Check your local time date

If the time is not properly set, do raspi-config.

8. Start the script with sudo service modes.sh start

9. To always run the service at system start enter: sudo update-rc.d modes.sh defaults

Check function

10. Check the logfile: cat /var/log/modes.log

The result should begin like this:

# Mode-S logger Version 11 started.
# Using 127.0.0.1:30003 as host.
# Elements found in blacklist file: 12
# [3C4, 4CA, 3C7, 3C6, 3C5, 489, 4B1, 400, 484, 471, 440, 45A]
# Elements found in whitelist file: 9
# [3E, 3F, AE, A3, AD, 3B, 4D, 15, 43]
# Elements found in blacklist callsign file: 79
# [AAL, ADR, AIB, AFL, AFR, AMT, ASL, AUA, AUI, AWU, AZA, BAW, BEE, BEL, BER, BMR, CAL, CAO, CES, CFG, CHH, CHX, CLW,
# CLX, CMP, COA, CSA, CSN, CTN, DAL, DEO, DLH, EIN, ELO, ELY, ENT, EXS, EWG, ETH, EZY, FIN, GMI, GWI, HAL, HLX, IBK,
# ISR, JEA, KAL, KLM, LDA, LLP, MSC, NAX, NLY, NWA, PGT, PIA, QTR, ROT, RUS, RYR, SAS, SKS, SRN, SWR, SXS, TCX, THA,
# THY, TOM, TRA, UPS, VIM, VIR, VLG, VKG, WZZ, 2BB]
# Thread-2 connected to SQL.

Real data would look like this:

MSG, 5, 3EB2B2, 2017/03/13, 21:53:51.734, STRIKE, Munich, DE

Every 5 minutes there is a statistics output:

# 7476 MSGs sorted by type (1, 2, .., 8), 3-Mlat: 59, 0, 702, 716, 2318, 326, 1149, 2201, 23
#
# usable (correct, without 4, 8) MSGs: 4554, blacklist filtered MSGs: 1844


If you see errors like this:

java.net.ConnectException: connection refused
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:350)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:206)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(AbstractPlainSocketImpl.java:188)


Restart the service: sudo service modes.sh restart

If you see errors like this:

/etc/init.d/modes.sh: line 26: java: command not found

Install java: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-jdk

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