ADS-B DIY Antenna

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xforce30164

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My version doesnt, but it is the stock malcom robb version, can i apply a custom change my display to include RSSI and msgs received column in table easy without swapping versions of dump1090 ?
I don't know, I've pretty much used dump1090-muta from the start. IIRC dump1090-muta calculates the messages per second in the javascript code, but it would probably some more advanced editing as not all values used to calculate the message rate are directly available in the original dump1090
 

Sjacket99

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Question: what is a good software for listening to the audio of aircraft? using the USB dongle on the computer.

Thanks
 
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ab cd

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Question: what is a good software for listening to the audio of aircraft? using the USB dongle on the computer.

Thanks
SDR # or SDR Sharp

Download from here:
http://www.sdrsharp.com/#download


unzip, then click "install.bat" file, it will open a console window with scrolling commands. when all commands stop, you will see a new folder ""sdrsharp". Inside this folder, lot of files. two of these are "ADSBSharp.exe" & "SDRSharp.exe".

The "ADSBSharp.exe" is an ADSB receiver, like RTL1090 or Dump1090.
The "SDRSharp.exe". is a Radio Receiver. Click to start it, then set modulation to narrow AM, and set its frequency to Air Band, and move up/down till you receive a ground-to-air voice communication. If you adjust it to FM Band, you can enjoy music :D


SDRSharp-Air Band.PNG . SDRSharp-FM.PNG
 
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xforce30164

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I build a quick testversion of a biquad antenna, and it is working pretty neat. (roughly constructed, not perfect bends, will make better version if it keeps working)
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coastguard testing new plane?
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My antenna at home is also performing nicely, just the standard antenna on a can, plane spotted @ 294km!
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also, quite nice detail @ ground level
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xforce30164

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@xforce Won't the Bi-quad you have built be directional?
I like the look of the one in the above post though.
I wonder if ab cd could persuade his wife that it is an ornament ?!
Jup, the standard BiQuad is indeed directional.
also, +1 on the ornament idea :p
 

xforce30164

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currently got my spider and a 2nd larger Biquad (withouth back reflector currently) connected simultaneously to my decoder. working pretty neat.
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ab cd

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@xforce Won't the Bi-quad you have built be directional?
I like the look of the one in the above post though.
I wonder if ab cd could persuade his wife that it is an ornament ?!
If she is convinced, she will immediadely take it off my antenna pad, remove the cylinder, and wear the biquad wire ring on her wrist as a Bracelet if it is small (2.4 Ghz+) or in her neck as Necklace if it is large (1.09 Ghz) :D
 
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