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Tracking Aircraft over 300 miles away! Mountain + Drone + SDR #drone #droneday

Darren Kitchen and Shannon Morse from Hak5 see if they can track aircraft from over 300 miles away using a drone, coaxial collinear antenna, wifi pineapple and SDR dongle. Think their drone can deliver? Let’s take a look!

Radio Horizon and Fresnel Zones get practical as the Hak5 team takes a SDR Equipped WiFi Pineapple drone to an altitude of 4200 feet! From the 3800 ft summit of Mt. Diablo and a recommended 400 ft AGL ceiling we tackle the theory – can we really see aircraft 330 miles away? All that and more, this time on Hak5!

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