Monthly Archives: May 2013



Having bought an RTL-SDR compatible dongle recently I thought I could see what I could make it do. So one for the first things I did successfully was tracking planes using ADS-B.

ADS-B or Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast ( is used to track Aircraft, each plane is fitted with a transmitter which broadcasts its position, heading, altitude, identification and a number of other things on 1090MHz.

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