Friday, June 17, 2016

Latest Pi project - APRS i-gate N0ZPT

My latest Raspberry Pi project was putting together an APRS - iGate.
This was simple and only required a short list of commands.
This setup uses rtl-sdr to pipe audio from an SDR dongle to PyMultimon.

Directions here ---

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dump1090 addons for ADS-B monitoring

Plain map
These new addons were created by Libnumaqua
on the Flightaware forums. The addons run on Dump1090-mutability. They can be found on the thread here -  Flightaware thread
There is also a weather map overlay that I did not show due to lack of precipitation or storms at the moment.

Heat Map

Range plot

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New antenna doubles aircraft and location messages

My new cantenna doubled my aircraft and location messages plus increased coverage.
The red arrow indicates how much better it began receiving during a high traffic time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tracking aircraft with Ra-Pi ADS-B decoder

With the Raspberry Pi computer and a cheap software defined radio dongle you can track aircraft and feed to a major aircraft tracking site. Having a passion for aviation this was a fun project to complete.  The screenshot below was achieved with a stock antenna. The software is also available for Windows.  If your lucky you may grab a celebrity jet like the second image below.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New NOAA weather radio transmitter in Joplin

If you live within Jasper County and do not receive a good solid signal from the NOAA weather radio transmitters in Avilla or Neosho then there is now a fix for that.

The city of Joplin has placed a 300 watt transmitter on city hall and it is now operational.

The NOAA weather radio in Joplin operates on 162.550 which is channel 7 on NOAA weather radios.
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