Ham Radio 360: ADS-B with Nick, KK6LHR

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!

Need an Amp?  Nick took matters in his own hands!

Thanks for coming on Nick, I really appreciate your time, helping this all make sense!

You can see it’s not too much to get started with!



Show Notes & Links


QUCSQuite Universal Circuit Simulator – Official Site

AIRSPY.US  SDR receivers and antennas

SatelliteGuys.US Forum

Workbench Antenna Analyzer Boards

Post Show Mention on the RTL-SDR Blog


Thank you, again for listening and your support!



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