ADS-B Virtual RADAR

I haven’t monitored ADS-B in a while… airplane tracking.  Thought I’d share a bit of my setup for that mode.

Here’s what I woke up to from turning it on (blank) last night. Virtual RADAR Server

The software…ADS-B Software ADSBSpy Virtual RADAR

(Some of) the hardware…K2NCC Airspy ADSB Filter 12V LNAThe filter, blue one pictured above:
http://amzn.to/2clF9oa

The receiver, of which I’m sure most of you know of already…
http://airspy.comairspyv2_top_k2ncc001

What an ADS-B signal looks like on the waterfall:
automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-ads-b

eBay store I bought the LNA (low noise amplifier) from:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/500-6000MHz-Low-Noise-Amplifier-LNA-6G-New-SMA-/160305715526

Although I’m using a discone at the moment, here’s the ADS-B antenna I use otherwise.
http://amzn.to/2cuQ9NT
adsbantennak2ncc2015b

A little sample of the software from my POV….

Earlier example, same software, longer and more detailed…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dWMJBOp0DA

Here’s a cheap SDR dongle, specifically for ADS-B….
http://amzn.to/2cI8zdL

And just as fine, better if you’re using more than ADS-B, another very good RTLSDR dongle by NooElec:
http://amzn.to/2cFGdEd

Free Virtual RADAR Server software here:
http://www.virtualradarserver.co.uk

 

Spy the friendly skies!

 

vy 73, de Frank K2NCC

 

 

 

 

©2016 Frank Ravenswood

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