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  • Automatically Photographing Passing Aircraft with an RTL-SDR, Pi 3, and IoT Software
    by admin on 23rd August 2019 at 6:30 am

    Arun Venkataswamy has recently completed a write up about his system which automatically captures images of passing aircraft. It works by using a Raspberry Pi and RTL-SDR to listen to ADS-B broadcasts from aircraft. These broadcasts contain the live current location and altitude of all aircraft in his area. When a landing aircraft is detected […]

  • Mike Tests out L-Band STD-C and AERO with a Low Cost Modified GPS Antenna
    by admin on 22nd August 2019 at 6:28 am

    SDR-Kits.net have begun selling low cost GPS antennas that are modified to receive the Inmarsat satellite frequencies between 1535 MHz to 1550 MHz. They also have a version for Iridium satellites that receives 1610 MHz to 1630 MHz. The antennas are powered by a 3-5V bias tee, so they should work fine with SDRplay, Airspy and RTL-SDR […]

  • Podcasts: GNU Radio with Ben Hilburn + New Signals and Bits Episodes
    by admin on 22nd August 2019 at 5:42 am

    The Scanner School Podcast has recently released a new episode featuring an interview with Ben Hilburn, President of the GNU Radio project. If you want to understand what GNU Radio is, and what role it plays in the SDR/radio world, then this is a good listen. Ben Hilburn is the project lead for GNU Radio, the […]

  • PEPYSCOPE: A Simple Panadapter for HF Radios using RTL-SDR Direct Sampling
    by admin on 22nd August 2019 at 5:26 am

    Over on GitHub user mcogoni (Marco/IS0KYB) has recently released a new program called Pepyscope. Pepyscope is a simple and fast panadapter application that is designed to be used with direct sampling capable RTL-SDR's such as our RTL-SDR Blog V3 units. Like other panadapters you simply connect the IF output from the hardware HF radio into the input […]

  • Uplinking to QO-100 with a LimeNET Micro and LimeRFE
    by admin on 22nd August 2019 at 5:08 am

    The LimeNet Micro is a is a $329 board that combines a Raspberry Pi 3 (compute module) together with a LimeSDR radio. The LimeRFE is an amplifier and filter board accessory designed to be used with LimeSDR units. When a LimeNET Micro and LimeRFE are used together, it is possible to create a transmit capable […]

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