I’ve had a few emails from people curious about how all of the applications mentioned on this site connect together. Apart from the step-by-step instructions, the best way I can think of to show the flow of data is with a chart. So below is a diagram with all the connections. There isn’t any great
What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf? If you’re planning on sharing the data you receive with your RTLSDR dongle, the first thing you will need to do is ensure the clock on your PC is set correctly. Time is a very important part of data sharing, because it takes time for the data to be
AirNav, makers of the popular RadarBox ADS-B receiver and software, have added a new feature to their RadarBox24 website that allows you to embed a widget in your website showing aircraft in a portion of the world that you define. I’ve added the widget to my site here. You can sign up for your own
If you’ve read my first post, you may have noticed a passing reference to an optional piece of software called BaseStation. This application is the software that ships with the Kinetic Avionics SBS radar boxes. However, you can also download the software and — using some third-party magic — connect it to your cheap RTLSDR dongle.
I like planes. I like radios, too. When I discovered that a USB dongle designed for receiving over-the-air television signals could also be used to receive ADS-B broadcasts from commercial aircraft, I knew I had to try it. I mean, it combines two of my hobbies, so not trying it was simply not an option.