In this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I’m joined by Nick, KK6LHR to discuss ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast). Known around here as “Tracking Airplanes with a SDR“…there’s a lot more to it than that, and Nick helps me understand the ins and outs plus getting started in ADS-B.
Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation. *wikipedia
Nick is more that just a nosy guy wanting to see what’s flying overhead, he was determined to get the best signal down the line into his shack. From Homebrewing LNA’a to Amazon he’s compiled the gear and knowledge to help us make the most of our efforts!
Thanks for coming on Nick, I really appreciate your time, helping this all make sense!
Show Notes & Links
QUCS: Quite Universal Circuit Simulator – Official Site
AIRSPY.US SDR receivers and antennas
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