Questions and Answers
Can I obtain my Flarm-Radio-ID or ICAO-Address?
You can enter either the FLARM®-Radio-ID or if desired, configure the FLARM®-device in a way so that it uses your ICAO24-address as identification. If you use the FLARM®-Radio-ID, select one of the methods underneath:
- Connect the FLARM® to a PC and read the FLARM®-ID with a terminal program.
- If the FLARM®-Display shows the FLARM®-Radio-ID you can simply read it
- If one of your friends has a FLARM®-Display, which displays the FLARM®-IDs of the received aircraft, you can put your aircraft next to your friends one and read its FLARM®-ID on his display.
- Make a FLARM range analysis, you can read the Radio ID from the analysis tool. Please find the tool here.
If you want to use your ICAO24-Adress, please go through the following process:
Why does FlarmNet need my FLARM®-Radio-ID?
FlarmNet stores the FLARM®-Radio-ID together with other informations about the aircraft in a database. Other FlarmNet users can copy this database to their FlarmNet compatible device, which let them see not only the FLARM®-Radio-ID, but also some other information you entered. This makes it possible to identify other aircraft, which helps to improve team flight.
Can I use FlarmNet in competitions?
Currently there is no exact regulation on this issue. However, it is possible, that FlarmNet will be forbidden at some competitions. The manufacturers of FlarmNet compatible devices are aware of this situation and have prepared special functions for competitions, which disables FlarmNet functions if this is required by the regulations.
Am I always visible, if I register at FlarmNet?
FlarmNet supports the stealth-mode, which is integrated in every FLARM®-device. FlarmNet authorized devices don't show any FlarmNet-data of aircraft with enabled stealth-mode. To make it short: Only who wants to be seen is displayed.
Be careful, some other devices may have the ability to display FlarmNet data without this restriction, therefore only submit data if you are willing to allow others to see these.
Is FlarmNet affiliated with OGN?
No, but OGN (input, overview, alternative overview) has a comparable offering although with some functional limitations, as only 1 export format is supported (FlarmNet supports 4) and as there are no means to enter or download regional datasets (FlarmNet supports 12 regions); the latter is important as several displays are not capable of handling large databases.
Where can I get the latest FlarmNet data?
You can always download the latest FlarmNet data files in the downloads section of this website. The files are generated every two hours.
What can I do to support FlarmNet?
First of all: Register the FLARM®-device. If you want to support FlarmNet, ask friends and other pilots, to register, too. If you want to support the project additionaly and make FlarmNet more popular, you can contact us at any time. FlarmNet is for free.