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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    I am making some progress. I removed the libraries that rtl_biast installed when I did 'sudo make install' and then re-installed dump1090-fa and re-compiled rtl_biast. This time rtl_biast worked without error. That solved , I then moved on to getting bias-t enabled before the dump1090-fa...
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    Sorry, confusion on my part between PlaneFinder and PlanePlotter. It was getting a proper map in the latter that I was referring to. When you start you get a very pixellated map which you can change to an outline, but no indication of cities or major roads etc. My trial period has now ran out...
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    Have to say that having tried out the RTLSDR dongle from RTLSDR.COM, performance is much improved and I can get planes up to a radius of about 100 miles now. This is still well short of prediction, but much better. The next step is to figure out how I get a proper map in Planefinder....
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    Having considered all of the helpful advice, I have decided to order the RTLSDR.COM dongle + their ADS-B LNA as this does seem to be the best option. It will be interesting to compare their performance with just an ordinary RTL dongle.
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    Anyone know much about this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/FlightAware-Stick-ADS-B-Receiver-Raspberry/dp/B06W2M16PM/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=flightaware+rtlsdr&qid=1557736381&s=gateway&sr=8-4 It claims to have both a pre-amp and filtering built-in. It would be ideal and reduce the amount of clutter?
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    Thanks for the advice. I will make sure that I get a genuine one and buy the adapters separately.
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    I am experimenting with this one at the moment: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RTL2832U-R820T2-100KHz-1-7GHz-UHF-VHF-HF-RTL-SDR-USB-Tuner-Receiver-AM-FM/302579144872?epid=2007988392&hash=item46731f58a8:g:X5EAAOSw3BJb8txU However, I have seen those from RTLSDR.COM on eBay and also these which seem...
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    The one I am currently using is a v2. Not sure about the two that I have just ordered, but they are these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB2-0-DVB-T-DAB-FM-RTL2832-R820T2-SDR-RTL-SDR-DONGLE-STICK-DIGITAL-TV-TUNER/303108872079?hash=item4692b2578f:g:k8EAAOSwfTlcmy4I Thanks for suggesting the quick...
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    RTLSDR calibration - which reading to believe?

    I have been trying to receive ADS-B traffic using a "cantenna" and an RTLSDR. I am currently getting around 60 miles coverage from the upstairs window. My setup is just the cantenna, RTLSDR and a Raspberry Pi. No pre-amp or special co-ax at this time, just a short length (about 70cm) of RG58U +...
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