I recently gave a presentation on Software Defined Radio (SDR) at my hackerspace in Chicago, Pumping Station: One. I’ve attached the slides to this blog post for reference. After the talk, someone told me they had seen a program that maps out airplanes flying in one’s area based on data received via Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) on 1090 MHz. After a search, I found dump1090 which works with cheap DVB-T USB sticks with certain Realtek chipsets thanks to the rtl-sdr library….
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